Wyck & Stenton: "Mischevious Creatures"

06mar6:00 pmWyck & Stenton: "Mischevious Creatures"

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In her new book, Mischievous Creatures, historian Catherine McNeur uncovers the lives and work of the forgotten Germantown scientists, Margaretta Hare Morris and Elizabeth Carrington Morris, who were at the center of scientific conversations and debates in the nineteenth century. At this talk, McNeur will discuss the research involved in recreating the Morris sisters’ lives, their community in Germantown, and the many ways that they’ve been erased from the history of science in the centuries since.

Catherine McNeur is the award-winning author of Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City (2014) and Mischievous Creatures: The Forgotten Sisters Who Transformed Early American Science (2023). She is an environmental historian and professor at Portland State University in Oregon.

The entrance to Friends Free Library is at 5418 Germantown Avenue. There is on-street parking available in front of the library on Germantown Ave or in the St. Luke’s/GFS parking lot at Germantown and Coulter Sts.

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This program is brought to you by Germantown Friends School, Historic Germantown / Germantown Historical Society, Stenton, and Wyck.

Event is Free. Please RSVP with Tickets – HERE




(Wednesday) 6:00 pm


Germantown Friends School

31 West Coulter Street



6026 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144

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