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William Hosley: "Emily S. G. Holcombe: Champion of Connecticut State Pride"

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  • Price:
    $5 CHS members; $10 nonmembers.
  • Venue:
    Connecticut Historical Society
    1 Elizabeth Street , Hartford , CT , 06105
  • Phone:
    (860) 236-5621, ext. 289 (Phone)
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    Celebrate women's history month by learning about Emily Seymour Goodwin Holcombe with acclaimed historian and lecturer, Bill Hosley.

    Connecticut never had a greater champion than Emily Holcombe. She was a entire movement unto herself and a pioneer in historic preservation, half a century before the founding of the National Trust.

    This is her story (and also the story of her grandson, the late Shepherd Holcombe - a renowned champion of Hartford).

    In 1904, Emily  Holcombe (1852-1922) was the most famous person (or one of them) in Hartford. A key word search of the historical Courant shows dozens of news stories as she emerged as a pioneering preservation leader on the national stage.

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