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Bill Hosley Lecture: Emily S. G. Holcombe: Champion of Connecticut State Pride
Connecticut Historical Society
Hartford, CT
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Preservationist, activist, collector, museum-maker and civic visionary, Emily Seymour Goodwin Holcombe (1852-1922) was a champion and advocate for Connecticut State Pride. Mrs. Holcombe was a pioneer among the first generation of antiquarians, collectors and preservationists and her path-breaking projects, including the first large-scale restoration of a graveyard in the United States, launching the campaign that saved the Old State House, transforming the Oliver Ellsworth House in Windsor into one of Connecticut's first house museums, and organizing the largest public display of early American antiques ever mounted at the St. Louis World's Fair, are only part of her legacy. She shared her passion for history with her family and was the mother and grandmother of accomplished leaders in historic preservation and heritage education, including her grandson the late Shepherd M. Holcombe.
Celebrate women's history month by learning about Emily Seymour Goodwin Holcombe with acclaimed historian and lecturer, Bill Hosley.
William Hosley has spent his career teaching and advocating for Connecticut's rich history. He has written five books, scores of articles and delivered lectures all over the United States on topics ranging from art and Americana to urbanism, place-making, and historic preservation.
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Thank you for your interest in "Emily S. G. Holcombe: Champion of Connecticut State Pride" at the Connecticut Historical Society. Online ticketing is closed, but you may purchase tickets at the door. To reserve a seat, please call Adult Programs Manager Jenny Steadman at (860) 236-5621, ext. 289.


Connecticut Historical Society (View)
1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105
United States



Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Connecticut Historical Society
On BPT Since: Feb 04, 2013
Jenny Steadman, Adult Programs Manager

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