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White Plains History Roundtable: New Local History Room Opening Reception!

Event Type: Adult Education
Age Group(s): Adults, Teens
Date: 12/7/2017
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
Description:
 The first edition of the White Plains History Roundtable since our renovations began over a year ago will take place in our new local history room on the first floor of the library. We will open up the new space and highlight two local amateur historians. An exhibit created by Colleen Fay that documents the suffrage movement in Westchester will be on display and we will hear a presentation from Nate Levin about the historical narratives that compete to define the movement. We will have refreshments, interesting historical materials to view, and Levin's presentation will be followed by a discussion.

The White Plains History Roundtable is an educational, participatory, and social event where attendees hear a presentation on a historical topic, examine materials from the White Plains Collection, and engage in discussion with each other.

Nate Levin, an amateur historian, is the author of Carrie Chapman Catt: A Life of Leadership, which was the first biography about Catt intended for young readers. He has studied the U. S. woman suffrage movement for more than two decades, and has lectured widely. He is also the proprietor of the frequently-updated Facebook page, “Suffrage Buffs of America.”

Colleen Fay is a member and former officer of the White Plains Woman's Club. Last year, she developed their historical trolley tour of the city and has worked extensively with the White Plains Collection.

Location: Classroom 1
Contact: Ben Himmelfarb
Contact Number: 914-422-6980
Presenter: B. Himmelfarb