Join us as bestselling author Cokie Roberts reads from her newly released children’s book Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies. Roberts will discuss the struggles to establish a nation as seen through the eyes of our nation’s women. In this lively and beautifully illustrated book based on her popular adult version, Roberts offers a much-needed and long overdue look at the wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters who helped forge our great country—from First Ladies Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, and Dolley Madison to lesser known figures like Eliza Lucas Pinkney, Deborah Franklin, and Mercy Otis Warren. Roberts will share behind-the-scenes insights into the challenges they faced as well as the often overlooked contributions they made to our country’s birth. HSP President Page Talbott will lead a Q&A with Roberts after the book reading. Books will be available for sale. FREE for members, educators, and K-12 students, $10 for nonmembers. Educators can receive Act48 credit.
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Historical Society of Pennsylvania
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is one of the oldest historical societies and one of the largest family history libraries in the nation. Following a complete merger with the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, HSP is also a leading repository of immigrant and ethnic history. It is second only to the Library of Congress for material on the nation’s founding and is the country’s third most popular destination for genealogical study. With approximately 21 million records including manuscripts, graphics, and books that span over 350 years of history, HSP is an invaluable resource for historical research.
HSP serves thousands of on-site visitors each year. It also offers a research-by-mail service and extensive online resources, including a library catalog, finding aids, digital collection, and curricular materials. HSP hosts educator workshops and public programs, and publishes a quarterly scholarly journal. To learn more about HSP or to become a member, visit us at www.hsp.org.