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The Donald T. Pomeroy Summer Lecture Series: Mary Elizabeth Evans Sharpe

June 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Join us on June 20th as OHA Executive Director, Gregg Tripoli, discusses the story of Mary Elizabeth Evans Sharpe.

Mary Elizabeth Evans was born in Syracuse, NY on October 23rd, 1884.  At the age of 15, she became the youngest businesswoman in the United States. In 1905, her father’s and grandfather’s sudden deaths left the Evans family poor and in search of new ways to pay the bills. Mary Elizabeth and her siblings had been taught how to make candy early in their childhood by their grandmother. When a Sunday school teacher encouraged her to bring a box of their homemade candy to a party, the rest was history.

Bring your lunch to OHA and learn more about this amazing story.

This event is free and open to the public. Bring your lunch, too!

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June 20, 2018
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, 13202
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