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History At Home:
An Early 20th Century
Women-Owned Floral Business

Vintage black-and-white photo of two young women from 1900s.

Thursday, March 14, 2024

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Price: Free

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New Jersey Council for the Humanities

Event Description

Will Willams will discuss the important anthropological subject of gender and equality for women in the early decades of the 20th century. 

The Montclair History Center sits on what was a 300-acre tract of land, initially occupied by the Munsee Lenape.

Missing from the public record is the history of the Roses, a family of florists who operated a greenhouse and floral business on the site from about 1899 to the mid-1930s. 

The florist shop and greenhouse was a woman-owned business run by Alice G. Rose. Her business ownership resisted the domestic roles women were expected to follow during this time.

Williams is a Ph.D. archeology student at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York city and alumnus of Montclair State University.

This event will take place on Zoom.

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