Panel explores Colonial women’s rights
A free panel discussion exploring the constraints and rights women experienced under the Dutch, British and Americans during the colonial period and the American Revolution will be presented May 24, 6 to 7 p.m. at the Senate House State Historic Site, 296 Fair St., Kingston.
Featured panelists for “A Woman Shall Have the Right” are Jennifer H. Dorsey, associate professor of history at Siena College; Maeve Kane, assistant professor of history at University at Albany, and Maria Vann, director of the Maritime Museum at Battleship Cove.
Each will provide an overview of the legal privileges and common household rules that shaped the lives of women, and compare and contrast the differences between the Dutch, British and Americans.
The museum will be open for self-guided tours of the historic rooms and exhibits, including the new exhibit Kingston’s Stockade: New Netherland’s Third City starting at 5 p.m. Once the home of the Dutch merchant Abraham Van Gaasbeek, the Senate House hosted the meeting of New York’s first Senate during the American Revolution.
Gloria MazurePost Author
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