LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane
DATE & TIME: Saturday, March 10, 2:00 pm
FEE: Donations at door
DESCRIPTION: Come celebrate Women’s History Month and St. Patrick’s Day with a slide talk by Ann Sanford on Ernestine Rose, a little-known community activist from Bridgehampton who made a significant contribution to Harlem culture. Ms. Rose served as a New York City branch librarian starting in 1908. She enlisted during World War I as a service librarian in Paris and Germany. She was also a professor of library science, book author, president of the New York State Library Association and, upon retirement, a leader in her hometown. Rose led in establishing the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem in 1925. Her story shows how a white woman articulated and implemented her ideas on race and culture. Ernestine’s story was forgotten until Sanford found her papers and photographs in a local dumpster. Rogers Memorial Library is the co-sponsor for this program, refreshments will be served.