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Elizabeth Powel and the Founding of the Republic (Anthony & Snyder)

Kayla Anthony serves as Executive Director of the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks (PhilaLandmarks), currently in her second year. For eighty-nine years PhilaLandmarks has played a significant role in the historic preservation movement in Philadelphia by restoring, furnishing and presenting to the public its distinguished house museums: the Powel House, Grumblethorpe, Hill-Physick House and Historic Waynesborough. Previous to this position, Ms. Anthony served as PhilaLandmarks’ Development and Programs Manager where she honed her vision to focus the organization on programmatic community engagement and contributed revenue development. She also served as the Resident Site Manager of the Hill-Physick House. Graduating summa cum laude with a B.A. in French and a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, she brings a diverse, creative background to the organization, along with a keen understanding of strategic partnerships and networking.

Samantha Snyder is the Reference Librarian at the Washington Library at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. She has an upcoming chapter on Elizabeth Powel in the edited volume, Women in the World of Washington, set to be published by the University of Virginia Press in early 2021. She is also currently working on a longer biography of Elizabeth Powel. She earned her Master’s of Library and Information Studies, and B.A. in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and is currently pursuing a Master’s in History at George Mason University, with a focus on Early American Women’s History.

This chat originally aired at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 2020.

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