Date: Saturday, May 2, 2020
Location: Sibley Historic Site
Fees/RSVP: $40 per person ($35 for members)
NOTE: THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED AND WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE
The greatest accomplishment of these two Gilded Age women with connections to powerful men--a US president and a bishop of Minnesota--may be their relationship with each other, documented in the love letters Cleveland wrote to Whipple over two decades. Ehrenhalt will share the story of how the two women met and fell in love before exploring the social and religious contexts that shaped them.Lizzie Ehrenhalt is an editor and public historian. She has a bachelor's degree in gender studies and Latin from Oberlin College; a master's degree in archives management from the University of Michigan; and a master's certificate in museum studies (also from the University of Michigan). Since 2013 she has edited more than 500 articles for MNopedia, the digital encyclopedia of Minnesota history created by the Minnesota Historical Society. Her book Precious and Adored: The Love Letters of Rose Cleveland and Evangeline Simpson Whipple, 1890–1918 (co-edited with Tilly Laskey) was published in April 2019 by the Minnesota Historical Society Press.