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Women's History at the Society of California Pioneers
Date Thursday March 25
Time 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location Details
The Society of California Pioneers
300 Fourth Street at Folsom
San Francisco, CA 94107
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorVicki Wiese
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Patricia Keats, Library Director
The Society of California Pioneers
300 Fourth Street at Folsom
Tel 415-957-1849 // Fax 415-957-9858
info@californiapioneers.org//http://www.californiapioneers.org


Joann Levy speaks at The Society of California Pioneers
Thursday, March 25, 2004
6pm to 7pm
Reception begins at 5:30
$5 General, $3 Members, Seniors, and Students


Celebrate Women's history month by remembering an two often overlooked American heroes. Join us Thursday, March 25 from 6 to 7 pm while Joann Levy discusses her new book, Unsettling the West: Eliza Farnham and Georgiana Kirby in Frontier California. Eliza Farnham, author of California In-doors and Out, is best remembered for her endeavor to bring gentility--in the form of intelligent, virtuous, unmarried women--to the bachelor miners of early California via a ship laden with adventuresome women pioneers. That a newly widowed woman embarked on such a voyage of her own volition was truly remarkable for the time. A celebrated female pioneer, Eliza Farnham later devoted herself to writing and prison reform. Georgiana Bruce, invited by Farnham to travel to California, arrived in Santa Cruz in 1850, married, and took up the causes of temperance and women's suffrage.

Ms. Levy will be available to sign copies of Unsettling the West after the discussion.

The evening will begin with a reception at 5:30 with the lecture from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Seating is limited, RSVP recommended. Please call 415-957-1849.

Added to the calendar on Wednesday Mar 10th, 2004 4:14 PM
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