Hearing selections read aloud from In the Words of Women can help bring the book’s documentary resources alive, and we invite interested groups to contact us to schedule dramatic readings. Thus far we have been featured in programs for book clubs, historical societies, libraries, and retirement communities.
Recent appearances include:
- A reading for docents at the Neuberger Museum on the SUNY-Purchase College campus in Purchase, New York, June 24, 2011.
- An illustrated presentation at Kendal-on-Hudson in Sleepy Hollow, New York, September 12.
- A reading for the Chappaqua Book Club in Chappaqua, New York, October 18.
- An illustrated presentation for the Yorktown Historical Society held at the John C. Hart Memorial Library in Shrub Oak, New York, October 20.
- A reading at the Osborn Retirement Community in Rye, New York, November 15.
- An illustrated presentation for a private group at the Frank Lloyd Wright development, Usonia, in Mount Pleasant, New York, February 21, 2012.
- An illustrated presentation titled “‘Tis Tea That Caused It” at the library in Westport, Connecticut, March 1.
- An illustrated presentation as above at the library in Pleasantville, New York, March 8.
- A PowerPoint presentation at the conference of the National Council of History Education in Kansas City, Missouri, March 22–25.
- An illustrated presentation on the subject “The Costs of War” at the John Jay Homestead, State Historic site, Katonah, New York, April 12.
- An illustrated presentation on the Hudson River and Saratoga to a class at Mercy College, Yorktown, New York, April 17.
- An illustrated presentation on “The Experiences of Women During and After the Revolution” at the Stony Point Battlefield, State Historic Site, Stony Point, New York, September 22. See blog post on the subject—September 27.
- An illustrated presentation titled “The Costs of War” at the Yale Visitor Center in New Haven, Connecticut, for the Yale University Women’s Organization on October 23.
- An illustrated presentation on “The Experiences of Women During and After the Revolution” at the Fort Montgomery State Historic Site (NY), November 15.
- An illustrated presentation titled “The Costs of War” at the Crestwood Historical Society in Crestwood, New York, on November 17.
- An illustrated presentation, a version of “The Costs of War,” for the Adult Learning Program of the University of Connecticut, at the Seabury Retirement Community on January 8, 2013.
- A variation of the presentation “Costs of War” at the museum house of the Colonial Dames of America in New York City, on January 24, 2013.
- A variation of the presentation “Costs of War” for the White Plains Chapter of the DAR on June 7, 2014.
We are available for readings at locations within 100 miles of New York City. Selections can be tailored to include material relevant to specific regions or designated topics. There will be autographed books for sale. Send an email to arrange a presentation.
The three authors have presented readings culled from material in the Jay book—at last count, 27—to regional historical societies, libraries, and book clubs. Notably, we have presented these “playlets” at Washington’s Headquarters in Newburgh, New York, and for docents of the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum in New York City. One of our most exciting experiences was the presentation we made to the staff of the National Park Service at Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
On May 4, 2011—we presented a reading at the City Bar Building in New York City, sponsored jointly by The Supreme Court Historical Society and The Historical Society of the Courts of the State of New York. The focus was the correspondence between John Jay and his wife Sarah while he was riding circuit as the Chief Justice of the United States. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg introduced us and the Honorable Albert M. Rosenblatt, who took the part of John Jay. It was a memorable evening.