Past Conferences

EWHP History Conference:

“Making Do, Getting It Done”

October 24-27, 2011
Seneca Falls, New York


The 2011 Program included:


Keynote Address:
Mary Donovan, co-founder of EWHP

PANEL #1: After the Civil War was over – Two Stories of Response
Susan Johnson, Moderator

“A Most Interesting and Important Field of Labor” – The Ladies Sewing Society of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Hillsborough, North Carolina
Ellen C Weig, Presenter

“For the benefit of her race: The life and career of Mary Pauline Fitzgerald Dame (1870-1955)”
The Rev. N. Brooks Graebner, Ph.D., Presenter

PANEL #2: The Story of Two Women Who Observed and Served – Dr. Joan Gundersen, Moderator

“Johnnie Fowler, a devout and life-long Episcopalian challenged Church and Community to uphold the Social Gospel in her time” –The Rev. Dr. Matilda E. G. Dunn, Presenter

“Making Do at Minidoka: Deaconess Margaret Peppers and the Interned Japanese Americans of Church of the Apostles, Idaho”
Linda Teresa Di Biase, Presenter

PANEL #3: It’s Sacred Ground We Walk Upon: Women of New York State
Sally Sedgwick, Moderator

“Olive Evans Williams (1862-1926): ‘Having So Good a Time’ Getting it Done”
Dr. Nancy S. Radloff, Presenter

“The New York School for Deaconesses and the Ministry of Susan Trevor Knapp: a fading history”
The Rev. Gerry Swanson, Presenter

Living History Panel – The Rev. Barbara Schlachter, Moderator
Panel of women active in the struggle for the passage of the canon authorizing women’s ordination to the priesthood: Participants include Marge Christie, the Rev. Nancy Wittig, Pat Merchant, and the Rev. Carter Heyward

PANEL #4: History in Our Own Time
Lynn Hoke, Moderator

“We’ve Come a Long Way, Nina! The life and ministry of Virginia Norman”
Susan R. Guise, Presenter

“Witnessing to Inclusion in a Time of Schism”
Presented by Dr. Joan Gundersen

EWHP Annual Meeting

Optional Tour of Women’s History sites in Seneca Falls

Optional Dinner at Ventosa Vineyards