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Jennie Powers: The Woman Who Dares
Jennie Powers: The Woman Who Dares

Thu, Mar 14

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New Ipswich

Jennie Powers: The Woman Who Dares

Jennie Powers took a stand against social vices in New Hampshire and Vermont in the early twentieth century. She was a humane society agent in Keene from 1903-1936 and one of the first humane society agents to become a deputy sheriff in New Hampshire.

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Time & Location

Mar 14, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

New Ipswich, 6 Main St, New Ipswich, NH 03071, USA

About the Event

This one-hour illustrated presentation from Jenna Carroll introduces us to Jennie's life story, the work of humane societies at the turn of the twentieth century, and the politics of the Progressive Era (1890s-1920s) from a local perspective.

Jennifer Carroll has been managing historical societies and museums in New England for 25 years. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Historical Administration from Eastern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Women's Studies from the University of New Hampshire. Carroll has worked as both a curator and executive director of museums, and currently serves as the director of education at the Historical Society of Cheshire County in Keene, where she coordinates over 150 public programs per year. She is also an adjunct professor at Antioch University New England where she teaches place-based social studies, and serves on advisory/planning committees for the Keene International Festival Committee, the Monadnock Historical Societies Forum, and the Little Sisters Fund. She is the 2019 recipient of Keene State College's Presidents' Community Partner award as well as the Keene Sentinel's Extraordinary Women of the Monadnock Region award in 2017. Jennifer lives in West Swanzey with her husband and two daughters.

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