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Skidmore - Indian River
Vero Beach, Morser Lecture
Missing From the Picture: Women, the American Revolution, and the Making of a Nation
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
12:00 p.m., Lunch; 1:00 -1:40 p.m., Museum Exhibition Tour; 2:00-3:00 p.m., Lecture
Attendees who purchase the “Tour, Lunch and Lecture” option may continue to enjoy the exhibition after the lecture for no additional fee. Attendees who purchase the “Lecture Only” option must purchase separate museum admission (half price when you mention Skidmore) the day of the event to enjoy the exhibition after the lecture. Museum members always have free admission to the exhibition.
Vero Beach Museum of Art, 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963
$15 per person, Lecture Only              
$32 per person, Tour, Lunch and Lecture
Please register by March 5, 2014.
For questions, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 518-580-5610.

Join Skidmore Assistant Professor of History, Dr. Eric Morser, for an intriguing lecture. George Washington. Thomas Jefferson. John Adams. These are some of the names often imagined when thinking about the American Revolution. However, this imagined picture of the nation's founding is incomplete as it leaves out some of the most important characters in the story: women. This lecture will discuss a number of themes to complete that picture, including the vital role women played in colonial protests against British taxation, how women contributed to the Patriot cause on the battlefield, how they supported the troops at home, and how they kept households and businesses running in the absence of husbands and fathers. Additionally, how the rhetoric of revolution inspired many women to challenge traditional gendered expectations and imagine a new world of greater equality in the aftermath of war will also be examined. Ultimately, the presentation will investigate how the Revolution not only made a nation, but transformed how half that new nation's population understood who they were at the end of the eighteenth century. This lecture is part of the Distinguished Professor Series, which has featured Skidmore faculty for over the past six years.

Directions and Parking
The Vero Beach Museum of Art is located in Riverside Park, Vero Beach, Florida.  From I-95 (Exit 147) and US 1, take State Road 60 east to beachside, cross Merrill Barber bridge, turn right at first traffic light in to park.  Parking is free at the Vero Beach Museum of Art.
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