"Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte: An American Aristocrat in the Early Republic": A Lecture with Assoc. Prof. Charlene M. Boyer Lewis -- Presented by the Athenæum of Philadelphia

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Athenæum of Philadelphia 219 South 6th Street Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

Most of us have heard of the infamous Betsy Bonaparte, whose marriage to Emperor Napoleon’s brother Jerome was annulled by the emperor himself. After the annulment Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, born in Baltimore, MD, returned to the United States where she exercised considerable social power at the center of the new American social and political order.

Charlene M. Boyer Lewis reminds us of the fragile American political experiment and the active role of women in debates over society and culture in the early American republic. Charlene M. Boyer Lewis is Associate Professor of History and Director of American Studies at Kalamazoo College.


  • Athenaeum Members -- Free
    • Athenæum Members may bring a potential member as a guest for free.
  • Non-members -- $10

RSVP to Susan Gallo at (215) 925 - 2688 or [email protected].

Event Type: 
Educational Events
Folk Arts/Culture
Community Development
Women / Gender
Global Region: 
North America