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"New England's Notable Women: Stories and Sites of Trailblazers and Achievers" with Author Patricia Lyons

New England has nurtured countless women who shook off the expectations of their gender to forge their own destinies:

Narragansett tribal historian Princess Red Wing served as a delegate to the United Nations and co-founded Rhode Island’s Tomaquag Museum.

Boston iconoclast Isabella Stewart Gardner had the acute artistic vision to establish the museum that bears her name.

Harriet Beecher Stowe ignited public opinion against slavery, arguably hastening the Civil War, as displays in her Hartford home make clear.

Pioneering naturalist Rachel Carson jumpstarted the modern environmental movement with her writings about the rocky beaches and quivering tidepools of Southport, Maine.

New England's Notable Women shines the spotlight on 45 of these trailblazers and achievers and directs readers to homes and other sites in all six states where their stories come to life.

Author Patricia Harris and her husband David Lyon have written more than 30 books on travel, food, and art. Their most recent title for Globe Pequot is Boston's Historic Hub: A Tour of the Metro Region's Top National Landmarks. Harris has a personal interest in exploring and celebrating women's place in the world.

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Event Location: 
Large Meeting Room