Coline Jenkins to speak about first Central Park statue to honor women’s history

“Generations of Changemakers” – April 18 at 7 pm

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – Legislator, author, and television producer Coline Jenkins will describe the effort to place the first statue honoring women’s history in New York City’s Central Park on April 18 at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Jenkins will also reflect on the strong women in her family, including her ancestors Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Hetty Green. Jenkins’ presentation, “Generations of Changemakers,”is free and open to the public and begins at 7 pm. A reception at 6 pm precedes the lecture. To reserve a seat or for more information visit www.whalingmuseum.org or call 508-997-0046.

Jenkins is Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund. The organization is spearheading the ongoing campaign to erect a statue honoring Stanton and Anthony, two of the most prominent figures of the women's suffrage movement. The unveiling is planned for 2020, the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution recognizing the right of women to vote.                          

Jenkins is co-founder and president of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Trust, a collection of 3,000 objects of women’s suffrage memorabilia, which is loaned out for educational purposes. The Trust’s mission is to preserve the history of the women’s right movement, to educate the public on this history, and to promote the advancement of women’s rights.

Jenkins has served as a legislator in Greenwich, Connecticut for thirty years. She co-authored a book, 33 Things Every Girl Should Know about Women's History, and produced the television documentary, An American Revolution: Women Take Their Place. Her 2009 testimony before the U.S. Senate contributed to the passage of federal legislation creating a national trail of historic sites, coordinated by Women’s Rights National Historical Park.

 


About the New Bedford Whaling Museum
The New Bedford Whaling Museum is the world's most comprehensive museum devoted to the global story of human interaction with whales through time, and the history and culture of the South Coast region. The cornerstone of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, the Museum is located at 18 Johnny Cake Hill in the heart of the city's historic downtown. Museum hours: January through March, Tuesday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; April through December, daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum is open until 8 p.m. every second Thursday of the month. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.  Admission is: Free for Museum members and children aged three and under; adults $17, seniors (65+) $15, students (19+) $10, child and youth $7. For more information, visit www.whalingmuseum.org.

Media  contact:
Tina Malott
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New Bedford Whaling Museum
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508-717-6840