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