Lorraine Nott

Saturday Symposium – Canterbury Community Center

Friends of the Prudence Crandall Museum Present: LIVES & LEGACIES: A SYMPOSIUM

Program:   “The Story Outlives the Canvas”
symposium 2018



When: Saturday May 12; 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Canterbury Community Center
1 Municipal Drive, Canterbury, CT 06331

Admission: $ 25.00 (includes training materials and tickets to the Symposium)

For more information or to register, Please call the Prudence Crandall Museum at 860-546-7800, extension 7.



  • Lisa Joseph  Art Historian. Topic: Frances Alexander who painted the portrait of Prudence Crandall
  • Dr. Manisha Sinha, Draper Chair in American History, University of Connecticut. 2017 Frederick Douglass Book Prize Winner for her book The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition (Yale University Press).  Dr. Sinha will be speaking about Women in Abolition, followed by a book signing. View Dr. Sinha’s Biography.

There will be a lunch break at noon. The play will be presented at 2 pm.

Presenting the Play: ‘Yours For Humanity ~ Abby

A Program of the Worcester Women’s History Project

Co-Authors:  Carolyn Howe, Ph D. and Karen Board Moran, M. Ed.

Abby Kelley Foster, Radical Abolitionist, Women’s and Human Rights Activist portrayed by Lynne McKenney Lydick

Below is a video link of a C-span interview Lynne McKenney Lydick did several years ago. The interview was filmed outside of Liberty Farm, Abby’s home in Worcester, MA. Download a copy of the entire brochure on the play here.

Video Link to C-span Interview

Lynne McKenney Lydick Biography

Did You Know...


In 1848 Prudence Crandall moved from Canterbury to Illinois where she farmed land owned by her father and taught school. In 1877 she moved to Elk Falls, Kansas, where she resided until her death in 1890. She is buried in the Elk Falls cemetery (green box in above map). This hand-colored lithograph map was published in 1887. Friends purchased a copy of this map and donated it to the Museum.


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