Sippican Historical Society Speaker Series

Our Speaker Series continues this month with a presentation via Zoom by Dr. Nina E. Harkrader of NYU. The lecture, which will take place on Thursday, September 10 at 7:00 pm, is entitled “All the Single Ladies: Women-Only Buildings in Early 20th-Century New York”.

            SHS members will receive the Zoom link by email on the day of the presentation (September 10). Non-members may request the link by contacting us at

            Dr. Harkrader holds a Ph.D. in art and architectural history (NYU) and an 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 has also served as a member of the Guilford, CT Historic District Commission for six years.

            Dr. Harkrader’s work and teaching focus on the relationships between buildings, history, and people during the 19th century. 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.

            We hope to see you there.

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