Meet the Famous Ladies

by lvorc on March 5, 2013

The Famous Ladies’ Tea will be held at the historic Emma Willard School in Kellas Commons, 285 Pawling Avenue, Troy, on Sunday, March 10th from 1:30-4:00 p.m. The event will celebrate the 45th  anniversary of Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County and Women’s History Month.  Each table will be visited by a series of fascinating and influential ladies, portrayed by local actresses in period costume. Enjoy a delicious assortment of tea sandwiches and scones in a beautiful setting as Eleanor Roosevelt, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Emma Willard and other famous women tell their stories. See an article from the Troy Record here.

  • Emma Willard will be portrayed by Dawn Weinraub
  • Maria Mitchell, astronomer and advocate for women’s education, will be portrayed by Sue Stierer
  • Kate Mullaney, activist and founder of the Collar Laundry Union, will be portrayed by Holly Clark
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the “Little House” books, will be portrayed by Tish Kelly
  • Caresse Crosby, inventor of the modern brassiere, will be portrayed by Liz Hood
  • Florence Nightingale, nurse and hospital reformer, will be portrayed by Myrna Bernstein
  • Eleanor Roosevelt will be portrayed by Judy Landers
  • Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women, will be portrayed by Denise Wright

Tickets are $35 and must be purchased in advance. Tickets can be purchased by using the button on the right-hand side of the page, or by calling 274-8526.

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