Talking About History: Breaking Boundaries: The King Manor Association and the Women’s Club Movement

A lecture by Dr. Laura Fishman
The “ladies” who founded the King Manor Association in 1900 epitomized the dynamism exhibited by many American women in the early twentieth century who were eager to re-direct their energies beyond their traditional domestic sphere. The King Manor Association worked not only to restore and preserve a valuable historic house in the Jamaica community, but also to “foster patriotism and good citizenship.” These efforts are now recognized as part of the nation-wide Women’s Club movement. Women’s Clubs worked to promote civic engagement and social reform, and also fight for women’s suffrage. Both white and black women formed women’s clubs, but major differences characterized the goals and activities of each. Please reserve a seat for this FREE lecture by calling (718) 206-0545x13 or by emailing For more information, visit Refreshments will be served following lecture. Suggested $5 donation for refreshments.


Sunday, March 3, 2013
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


King Manor Museum
150-03 Jamaica Ave
Jamaica, NY 11432