Milton Historical Society Bicentennial Lecture Series

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The Milton Historical Society announces the fourth lecture in its Bicentennial Lecture Series, in celebration of Milton’s 200th Anniversary.  The next lecture will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the Milton Area High School Library, 700 Mahoning Street, Milton.


The fourth lecture in the series of free, public lectures focusing on Milton’s history will be presented by Dr. Karol Weaver, Professor of History and Director of Women’s Studies at Susquehanna University. 


Dr. Weaver’s lecture is entitled “Family, Work & Community in Milton:  200 Years of Women’s History.”  Her lecture will focus on the important role women have played in our history—nationally and locally.  Her unique approach analyzes women’s history in Milton as “contributory history,” which looks at related trends and events as well as the contributions women have made at the national and local levels.  She will investigate three major themes:  family, community, and labor.   Most of the official histories of Milton do not focus on the town’s female population, emphasizing, instead, the achievements of men.  Dr. Weaver’s presentation will shine a light on the experiences of Milton’s women and girls.  The lecture will provide an important perspective that is all too often absent.


Last month’s lecture attracted a crowd of more than 300 people and the Milton Historical Society expects another large crowd for Dr. Weaver’s lecture.  Additional lectures in the Bicentennial Lecture series will take place on May 14 and June 4. 


Milton’s Bicentennial Lecture Series is sponsored by Robert E. Benion, Esq., Chuck Everitt, Linda & Elliott Korb and the Milton Historical Society.  All lectures are free and open to the public.  To learn more about the Bicentennial Lecture Series, and all of Milton’s upcoming Bicentennial activities, visit


(Information from John Meckley)

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