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How To Unravel A Buried Story: Re-Discovering Martha Matilda Harper

  • Dates: March 31, 2020
  • Start Time: 7:00 PM
  • Times: Starting: 07:00 PM
  • Admission: $5 General Public | Free to Members
  • Location: Writers & Books
  • Address: 740 University Avenue Rochester, NY 14607
  • Web Site: https://wab.org/

Learn how to use artifacts, curiosity, determination to uncover buried history and re-inspire the world about women’s achievements.  Whether researching your own family history or facts for a story, or simply wanting to know how the Harper story was re-discovered, Jane Plitt, a Rochester businesswoman, stumbled on the name of Martha Matilda Harper and the fact that she was the first woman member of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce. Yet the Chamber knew nothing about her. Ultimately, Jane spent six years criss-crossing the US and Canada piecing together Harper’s forgotten business and human achievements. Today Harper is recognized in the National Women’s Hall of Fame and the American Business Hall of Fame.