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Mourning in the Morning: Emily Sibley Watson, Rochester's Quiet Philanthropist

Mourning in the Morning: Emily Sibley Watson, Rochester's Quiet Philanthropist

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED (see below). Registrants will receive the Zoom link in an email one hour before the talk begins.

New research has painted a fuller picture of the life of Emily Sibley Watson (1855-1945). She is best known as the founder of MAG and Hochstein School. However, her philanthropic outreach extended more broadly than previously known. Mrs. Watson's large inheritance allowed her to support institutions and individuals, establishing her as one of the first local women to chart the course of her own independent fortune.

Lu Harper: Lu Harper retired as MAG's librarian in 2018, with almost 28 years of service. In her time, she organized MAG's archives, established a collections management system and managed MAG's website. For MAG's centennial in 2013 she created timelines of MAG's history as well as timelines documenting the Family History of Emily Sibley Watson. With Marjorie Searl and staff from UR's Digital Scholarship Lab, she developed the Sibley-Watson Digital Archive.

Marjorie Searl: Margie Searl retired as MAG's chief curator in 2013, after more than 25 years of service. At MAG, she was responsible for the permanent collection, organized exhibitions, and lectured extensively about MAG's art and history. With Lu Harper, she has been researching the life of the founder of MAG, Emily Sibley Watson, and the history of the Sibley and Watson families in Rochester.

Saturday, March 13, 2021
10:30am - 12:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Central Library
  All Ages  
  Department - Local History & Genealogy     Streamed Event     Subject - Local History  

Registration is required. There are 123 seats available.

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