Presbyterian Women as Patriots

Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Duffield Room at Old Pine Street Church, 412 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States
“Prominent Presbyterian Women” step into the spotlight at Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church in March, during Women’s History Month.
They’ll be the subject of a 2-part presentation 1 p.m., Sunday, March 15, at Old Pine Presbyterian Church, 412 Pine Street in Philadelphia’s Society Hill Section. The free program will be in the church’s Duffield Room.
Daniel Campbell, who holds a doctorate in history from Temple University and taught American history at Rutgers University and Richard Stockton University, will start the program, which discusses the important role Presbyterian women played in both U.S. and Philadelphia history. Alice Reyes, a former teacher, school principal and adjunct professor at Drexel University with a master’s degree in education, will lead the second half.
Among the heroines featured will be:

Harriet Beecher Stowe, daughter of a Presbyterian preacher, author of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” and one of the most influential women of the 19th Century. In under a year, her book reportedly sold 300,000 copies. President Abraham Lincoln is said to have greeted her by saying, “so you are the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war.”

Lydia Bailey, a widow who took over her husband’s printing business and debts, made it profitable, supported four children, and served as the City Printer of Philadelphia from 1810 to 1850. Besides learning to set type, she reportedly taught “forty-two young men, including some of the city’s future master printers, in the typographic arts.” Lydia is included in many books about important printers. 
Of course other prominent Presbyterian women will be included in this talk and slide show as well. This free program is sponsored by Old Pine Conservancy and open to the public. Its website is:
When you visit Old Pine, check out the historic churchyard. It’s filled with the flags of 285 Revolutionary War Veterans.
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