Watertown's Lesbian History

Organization or Program title:
Watertown's Lesbian History
Room:
Watertown Savings Bank Meeting Room
Program Description: 
Since the mid-1800s, Watertown has been home to a surprising concentration of lesbian communities. Watertown resident Robin Bernstein, a cultural historian and professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Harvard, will share images and artifacts from sculptor Harriet Hosmer, Helen Keller's circle of lesbian admirers, and Persephone Press (with an emphasis on the publication of This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color). Robin Bernstein is the Dillon Professor of American History and Professor of African and African American Studies and Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University. She has lived in Watertown since 2006.
Public Contact Information: 
Ref Desk 617-972-6436
Date: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event Description: 

Since the mid-1800s, Watertown has been home to a surprising concentration of lesbian communities. Watertown resident Robin Bernstein, a cultural historian and professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Harvard, will share images and artifacts from sculptor Harriet Hosmer, Helen Keller's circle of lesbian admirers, and Persephone Press (with an emphasis on the publication of This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color).  

 

Robin Bernstein is the Dillon Professor of American History and Professor of African and African American Studies and Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University. She has lived in Watertown since 2006. 

Calendar category: 
Adults
Location: 
Watertown Savings Bank Meeting Room