Celluloid women of Westchester

In a salute to Women’s History Month, the Westchester County Historical Society will present a virtual program Sunday, March 21, from 6 to 7 p.m. on leading ladies who’ve made their homes here.

In a salute to Women’s History Month, the Westchester County Historical Society will present a virtual program Sunday, March 21, from 6 to 7 p.m. on leading ladies who’ve made their homes here.

Barbara Davis, the society’s co-director, will take you from the silent-movie stars of the Thanhouser Film Co. in New Rochelle (1909-18) and D. W. Griffith’s studios in Mamaroneck (1919-24), to the blockbuster stars of the 21st century, tracing the various eras of stage, film and TV by highlighting the lives of the women who had starring roles—and homes – in Westchester.  Geography, aesthetic appeal, good schools, recreational opportunities and peaceful refuge have all been part of the county’s allure. The program will be illustrated with archival photographs from the WCHS collection and contemporary images.

Participation in the free Zoom presentation is limited to the first 100 registrants. To register for the program, email bbdy@westchestergov.com or call (914) 231-1437.

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Celluloid women of Westchester

In a salute to Women’s History Month, the Westchester County Historical Society will present a virtual program Sunday, March 21, from 6 to 7 p.m. on leading ladies who’ve made their homes here.

Barbara Davis, the society’s co-director, will take you from the silent-movie stars of the Thanhouser Film Co. in New Rochelle (1909-18) and D. W. Griffith’s studios in Mamaroneck (1919-24), to the blockbuster stars of the 21st century, tracing the various eras of stage, film and TV by highlighting the lives of the women who had starring roles—and homes – in Westchester.  Geography, aesthetic appeal, good schools, recreational opportunities and peaceful refuge have all been part of the county’s allure. The program will be illustrated with archival photographs from the WCHS collection and contemporary images.

Participation in the free Zoom presentation is limited to the first 100 registrants. To register for the program, email bbdy@westchestergov.com or call (914) 231-1437.

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