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Suffragists & Abolitionists: A Look at Some of Central New York’s Reformers & Their Historic Homes

March 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free With Museum Admission

Join us in the downtown museum’s auditorium for an in-depth illustrated talk by Beth Crawford of “some well-behaved” 19th century social reformers and their historic houses, featuring Central New York’s most prominent suffragists and abolitionists: Harriet May Mills in Syracuse, Isabel Howland in Sherwood, Harriet Tubman in Auburn, Matilda Joslyn Gage in Fayetteville, and the Barnes family in Syracuse.

This event is free with museum admission.

About Beth Crawford:
Beth Crawford is a Senior Associate & Designer with Crawford & Stearns, Architects and Preservation Planners LLC of Syracuse and recently celebrated her 40th anniversary there last summer. She has participated in the preservation, rehabilitation, and adaptive use of hundreds of buildings across New York State.
Ms. Crawford has participated as a team member on numerous historic building condition assessments and historic structure reports including the HSR for the historic African-American Michigan Street Baptist Church in Buffalo. Beth was the project manager and designer for the rehabilitation of the Babcock-Shattuck House as four condominium units which was presented a state-wide preservation award in 2016 and was highlighted in the NYS Historic Preservation Plan 2015-2020.
Ms. Crawford recently completed work at the Opendore Museum (Isabel Howland Home) in Sherwood and is now working on the restoration of the nationally significant Arts & Crafts period home of Gustav Stickley in Syracuse.
Beth previously served fifteen years on the board of the Preservation Association of Central New York and is currently Vice-President of the Arts & Crafts Society of Central New York.


March 30
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free With Museum Admission
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Onondaga Historical Association
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Onondaga Historical Museum
321 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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