History on Tap ~ Ann Preston

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Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House

117 E. Gay Street, West Chester, PA 19380


Tuesday, March 18 at 6:30pm

Laurie Rofini presents Ann Preston (1813-1872). Preston was an abolitionist, a fierce advocate for women’s rights and temperance, a published author, and one of the first American women to receive a medical degree. Learn how this social reformer became a pioneer in women’s medical education.

Laurie has over 30 years of archival experience. She is the Director of Chester County Archives and Records Services, a county department that preserves and makes available historic county government records and  provides records management services to other county departments. She also is a member of the Historical Society’s Speakers Bureau, providing illustrated talks on Chester County women and social reform movements.

History on Tap brings history to you in the casual atmosphere of your favorite local bar or restaurant. And of course, there will be lots of great food and drink available for purchase. The program is free for the community to enjoy! Generously sponsored by Susquehanna Bank, WCHE 1520AM, and in partnership with the 1893s (Chester County Historical Society Young Friends Association). Our portable sound system is generously sponsored by Colleen and Basel Frens.