GMU Professor to Lecture at the Alexandria History Museum

Lecture on Virginia women's history scheduled for Wednesday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m.

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ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Alexandria Historical Society and the Office of Historic Alexandria are pleased to announce a lecture by Dr. Cindy Kierner, professor of history at George Mason University.  Kierner will speak about Virginia women, namely those who have made history that is both important and inspiring. Kierner is the co-author of “Changing History: Virginia Women Through Four Centuries” (with Jennifer R. Loux and Megan Taylor Shockley).

This engaging narrative reveals a history of Virginia women whose rights and choices have increased over time. The book states that progress has not always been steady and improvements have varied by class, race, and region.

Dr. Cynthia Kierner (Courtesy photo)

Kierner has been widely recognized for her work and knowledge. She has been named by the  Organization of American Historians as a Distinguished Lecturer. She is the past president of the Southern Association for Women Historians (SAWH). Throughout the years she has served on numerous editorial boards, including the Journal of Southern History, the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, and the University of Virginia Press. Her research has been supported by a number of organizations, including the American Historical Association, American Antiquarian Society, the Virginia Historical Society, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Tickets are $5 for non-members and free to members of the Alexandria Historical Society.  Memberships can be purchased at the door.

Doors open at 7 p.m. The program begins at 7:30 p.m.

For registration and additional information, please visit the AHS website HERE

To request a reasonable accommodation due to a diability, email franwbromberg@gmail.com.