The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy Presents:
Heroines of the Lower East Side: A Historic Walking Tour
Led by historian, preservationist and author Joyce Mendelsohn
Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 10:45 AM
Space is limited. Pre-register and pre-pay by Thursday, November 8th at www.nycjewishtours.org.
This two hour walking tour celebrates the lives of women: ordinary, unsung heroines who battled to raise their families and make a life in the New World, as well as nine inspiring women who played leading social, political and artistic roles on the Lower East Side in the early 20th century. The tour of the famed Manhattan neighborhood, being offered for the first time ever, will examine how the nine women lived and how they each came to effect change in New York City and beyond.
Participants will also enjoy a rare visit to the historic dining room at Henry Street Settlement, where Lillian D. Wald hosted distinguished guests ranging from President Theodore Roosevelt to W.E.B. Du Bois and delegates of National Negro Conference (after several NYC restaurants refused to accommodate the interracial group).
The walking tour will conclude with a visit to the LESJC's Kling & Niman Family Visitor Center for a view of a special photography exhibit and refreshments.