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Bridge Builder in Petticoats: Emily Roebling

2017-08-03 13:00:00 2017-08-03 14:30:00 America/New_York Bridge Builder in Petticoats: Emily Roebling The Brooklyn Bridge has been featured in many books and films. Yet few people know that a woman helped manage much of its construction. Carol Simon Levin re-enacts Emily Roebling's story. Warren Township branch

Thursday, August 03
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Add to Calendar 2017-08-03 13:00:00 2017-08-03 14:30:00 America/New_York Bridge Builder in Petticoats: Emily Roebling The Brooklyn Bridge has been featured in many books and films. Yet few people know that a woman helped manage much of its construction. Carol Simon Levin re-enacts Emily Roebling's story. Warren Township branch

Warren Township branch

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The Brooklyn Bridge has been featured in many books and films. Yet few people know that a woman helped manage much of its construction. Carol Simon Levin re-enacts Emily Roebling's story.

Built between 1869 and 1883, without modern machines or even electric light was one of the most amazing technological achievements of its time. After her husband was bedridden, Emily Roebling became his liaison to the project - eventually communicating with the engineers and suppliers so well that it was rumored that she had become the Chief Engineer herself! Later she helped design the family mansion in Trenton, studied law, organized relief for returning troops from the Spanish American War, attended the coronation of the Tsar of Russia and even took tea with Queen Victoria. At her death, she was called "the most famous woman in New Jersey" and "one of the most noted women in the country," yet today almost no one knows her name!

AGE GROUP: | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Lecture | History |

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Warren Township branch

warrentownship@sclibnj.org
Phone: 908-458-8450
Branch manager
Lauren Ryan

Hours
Mon, Apr 19 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Apr 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Apr 21 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Apr 22 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Apr 23 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 24 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Apr 25 1:00PM to 5:00PM

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