Evening with the Curator: Jane Neely and Women’s Education in the 18th Century
October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Washington Crossing Historic Park’s Evening with the Curator series continues on Sunday, October 27 at 7 PM with a free lecture on Jane Neely and women’s education in the 18th century.
Registration opens September 1. To register, please call the Visitor Center at 215-493-4076.
Jane Neely was nine years old when the Continental Army camped on her family’s property before the crossing in December 1776. After the war, Jane attended the Young Ladies’ Academy in Philadelphia: the first chartered school for girls in the United States.
In this lecture, park curator Kimberly McCarty will discuss how Jane’s education differed from that of most women in the 18th century.