Join us in celebrating the Revolutionary Women of New York
On Thursday, December 5, 2019, the Schuyler Center will host a fundraiser celebrating Revolutionary Women of New York, including our founder, Louisa Lee Schuyler, and her great-grandmother, Eliza Schuyler Hamilton. The event will be held at the Albany Institute of History and Art, in collaboration with the Albany Institute of History and Art’s Schuyler Sisters exhibit. We will honor our organization’s founder, Louisa Lee Schuyler and her dogged determination in the 1800s to advance policies to improve conditions for low-income and mentally ill New Yorkers, including a Children’s Law, revolutionizing the way poor children were treated. Prior to that, Louisa Lee Schuyler founded the Women’s Central Association of Relief during the Civil War; this became the United States Sanitary Commission, a predecessor of International Red Cross. We honor too, Louisa Lee Schuyler’s revolutionary great-grandmother, Eliza Schuyler Hamilton (wife of Alexander) and her lifelong care and assistance for refugees and orphans. In celebrating our founding mother and great-grandmother, we’ll reflect on the many strong, smart, and determined women who have shaped public policy in New York State.
Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Time: 5:00-7:00 pm
Location: Albany Institute of History and Art
What it is: Cocktail reception and exhibit celebrating New York’s Revolutionary Women – the Schuyler Sisters and Louisa Lee Schuyler
Stay tuned for pricing and registration information!