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.