QG-00518 By the Virtue of its Citizens: Educating a New Nation at Sarah Pierce’s Academy

  • Organization Name:
    Litchfield Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Litchfield

  • Amount Awarded:
    $3720

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY18

  • Grant Summary:

    This exhibition celebrates the 225th anniversary of Sarah Pierce’s Litchfield Female Academy, an important institution for female education that numbered over 3,000 graduates. On display in 2018 and 2019, the project covers all aspects of the school’s history, with specific focus on Pierce’s educational philosophy and the ways in which she helped to shape new opportunities and roles for women.


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