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“Provocative Mothers Raising Precocious Daughters: Women’s Rights Leaders from the Finger Lakes” A program by Suzanne Schnittman

May 04th, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Online Event, Online Event , Geneva NY

The final program of the Geneva Historical Society's 2021 virtual Spring Lecture Series will be “Provocative Mothers Raising Precocious Daughters: Women’s Rights Leaders from the Finger Lakes,” by Suzanne Schnittman on Tuesday, May 4 at 7 p.m.


Suzanne Schnittman is the author of the book Provocative Mothers and Their Precocious Daughters: 19th Century Women’s Rights Leaders, which presents the engaging lives of four pioneers in the women’s rights and abolitionist movements and their four daughters. Each woman helped procure woman suffrage in her own way, demonstrating the richness of family influences in building activism and character. Schnittman will share some of their most enticing stories, including several with connections to the Finger Lakes region.


Suzanne Schnittman earned her PhD in American History at the University of Rochester. After teaching for many years at a number of colleges in New York, including Hobart and William Smith in Geneva, she retired to pursue her passion: women’s history. She currently works as an independent scholar, researching women like those she explores in her latest book. She lives in Rochester and participates in many endeavors that promote greater Finger Lakes academic, women’s and children’s concerns. Schnittman's book is available on Amazon and a copy will be given away to one participant in the program. Participants must be present online to win.

The Lecture Series is supported in part by the Samuel B. Williams fund for programs in the Humanities and is free and open to the public. For more information about the program, call the Geneva Historical Society office at 315-789-5151 or visit

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the lecture will be presented virtually through Zoom, and advance registration is required. A device, internet connection, and email address are necessary to participate. To register, participants should visit the program event page on the Geneva Historical Society website event calendar. The necessary login information will be sent to registrants via email 24 hours prior to the program. For any problems with registration or to register by phone, call the Geneva Historical Society office at 315-789-5151. Registrations must be complete before 12:00 noon, May 4, the day of the program.

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