Sippican Historical Society Presentation

The Sippican Historical Society is pleased to announce the Thursday, September 10 lecture in its Speaker Series, which will be delivered via Zoom at 7:00 pm. The lecture/PowerPoint is entitled All the Single Ladies: Women-Only Buildings in Early 20th Century NYC, presented by Dr. Nina E. Harkrader of Brooklyn, NY.

            Dr. Harkrader holds the Ph.D. and MA with distinction in the Archaeology of Buildings from the University of York, England, as well as an MA in Architectural History from the University of VA. In addition to teaching seminars for Historic District Commissions and working as an independent consultant with local historic preservation, she has worked as a field officer for the Council for British Archaeology, for the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. She also served as a member of the Guilford, CT Historic District Commission for six years.

            Her lecture will discuss the ways in which buildings, interior plans, and furnishings work together with documentary evidence to shed light on significant moments and periods in social history, specifically on housing for women in NYC at the turn of the century.

            To receive the Zoom link for this presentation, please email the Sippican Historical Society at The presentation is free, but donations to offset speaker fees may be made on our website under the About – Presentations tab ( We hope to see you there.

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