Women's History Salons
Household Gods and Political Agents: The Adams Women, Faith, and Politics
Sara Georgini, Ph.D., Nicole Mahoney
Fri, September 20, 6 PM, Skylight Gallery | $15 ($12 Members, $8 Women’s History Council Members)

Join us at the Center for Women's History for thrilling programs and intimate conversations with scholars, journalists, artists, activists, businesswomen, and more amazing leaders of today. Guided by its expert committee of scholars, the Center has a full calendar of public events and salons to explore. 


First Ladies Abigail Adams and Louisa Catherine Adams were political forces in their own right in the 18th and 19th centuries. Join us for a conversation about their colorful journeys, and take a closer look at how they relied upon—and reinvented—their Christian religion to help them navigate tumultuous periods in the American republic.  

Sara Georgini, Ph.D., is the author of Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family and  series editor for The Papers of John Adams, part of the Adams Papers editorial project based at the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Nicole Mahoney, a former Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Fellow in Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society, is a Ph.D. candidate in American History at the University of Maryland, College Park and a fellow at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies.

Refreshments will be served.


Skylight Gallery, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


Free for Members of the Women’s History Council

By phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.
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In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical’s Admissions desk during museum hours.

Advance purchase is required to guarantee particpation. Program tickets do not include Museum Admission unless otherwise noted.

Lead support for the Center for Women's History programs provided by
Joyce B. Cowin, Diane and Adam E. Max, Jean Margo Reid, 
and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

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