Upcoming Talks

February

Harriet Beecher Stow:  Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Dominion of Conscience

February 16 at 1 pm

This first person presentation done by Kim Hanley of The American Historical Theatre brings Harriet Beecher Stow to life.   In 1852 she published her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, or Life Among the Lowly. This empathetic depiction of life for African Americans under slavery reached millions in the United States and the United Kingdom.  The emotionally charged stories of Uncle Tom, Eliza, and Little Eva helped move the conscience of the country to the great and imperative cause of Abolitionism.  It energized anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the pro-slavery South.  It is alleged that when she met Abraham Lincoln, he told her “So you are the little woman that wrote the book that started this great war.”

This program will be held at the Burlington County Lyceum, 307 High Street, Mount Holly.

Refreshments will be served.

This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for Humanities.  

March



March

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Alice Paul:  New Jersey's Heroine for Equality

March 16 at 1 pm

Alice Paul was one of the most influential women in America, leading the final fight   for women’s suffrage and championing equal rights for women through most of the 20th century. Yet most people are unaware of the pivotal role this Mount Laurel native played in procuring the political rights American women now enjoy. This presentation and discussion explores Alice Paul’s life, her roots in the New Jersey Quaker community, and her work for women’s rights in the U.S. and around the world.

This program will be held at the Burlington County Lyceum, 307 High Street, Mount Holly.   

Refreshments will be served. 


April

The Beauty of Boxwood

April at 1 pm

This program will be held at the Burlington County Lyceum, 307 High Street, Mount Holly.  

Refreshments will be served.   

June