Clubwomen and Music in Gilded Age Chicago: Frances Macbeth Glessner, Mozart, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra -
Saturday, March 25, 2017
10:00 AM, Discovery Center
Melanie Bookout examines the work of a major music patron, Frances Macbeth Glessner
(1848-1932), patron and friend to many of the best musicians, artists, poets, and writers who
lived or worked in Chicago. Glessner was an accomplished pianist, and her activities as
clubwoman and patron offer a rich glimpse of music-making in “frontier” America.
Mommy, What Did You Do During the War? -
11:30 AM, Discovery Center
How did women participate in the military efforts during war time in the United States? How
did this change from one war to the next? Discover answers to these questions and how
your female ancestors could have contributed to the military efforts through the years.
Dames and Darbies - Female Detectives -
Allison DePrey Singleton
1:30 PM, Discovery Center
Learn about women detectives, a most unusual profession for the nineteenth and early
twentieth century. Women like Alice Clement, Kate Warne, Mary Shanley, and Frances
Glessner Lee (daughter of Frances Macbeth Glessner) paved the way for women doing
detective work today.
To register for these FREE events, call 260-421-1225 or email Genealogy@ACPL.Info.