Feb. 19th: The End of Marriage: Adultery in the 19th Century

Join us on Sunday, February 19 at 1:00 pm for a discussion with historian and author Carol Faulkner that examines the debate over adultery and marriage among nineteenth-century Americans

Faulkner's research examines the debate over adultery and marriage among nineteenth-century Americans. From the 1830s to the 1880s, feminists, abolitionists, communitarians, free lovers, and spiritualists challenged the legal institution of marriage, and imagined more egalitarian, consensual relations between men and women. While the larger society condemned adultery, these marriage reformers condemned marriage.

Members: Free; Non-Members: museum admission, plus $2.  The discussion series is supported by an action grant from Humanities New York

Wednesday, January 11, 2017