The Bicentennial

Past Events


Visit Mount Auburn Cemetery on Margaret Fuller's 199th Birthday

9:30 AM on Saturday, May 23, 2009

Pyrola Path

Mount Auburn Cemetery -- Cambridge, Massachusetts

Every year on Margaret Fuller’s birthday, Jessica Lipnack, a Margaret enthusiast and Boston author, visits the Fuller family plot at Mount Auburn Cemetery to celebrate Margaret's birthday. Come join the celebration and learn about Margaret's relatives, many of whom are buried there, including her parents and her famous descendent, Buckminster Fuller. Enjoy a short reading from Margaret's work, some tidbits about Margaret's life, and, of course, singing Happy Birthday to this most remarkable of women.

READ Jessica Lipnack's article, "By Genius Belonging to the World."


Hedge Club Meeting in Cambridge

May 23, 2009 (10:00 am)

Join the Hedge Club (or Transcendental Club) in 2009 at First Parish in Cambridge (Unitarian Universalist) at 3 Church Street, Cambridge to learn more about Margaret Fuller and her involvement with Transcendentalism and its leading figures. New members are welcome.


Reception for Margaret Fuller's 199th Birthday

Saturday, May 23, 2009 from 5 to 7 pm
First Parish in Cambridge (Unitarian Universalist)
3 Church Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge
Light refreshments
Suggested donation: $25


Learn about plans for the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial including talks, tours, school projects, dramatic readings, “Conversations,” exhibits, and more! How can you or your organization participate? Join us to find out!

Greetings and presentations:
• “Margaret Fuller” (aka Jessa Piaia)
• Laurie James (actor, author, Bicentennial Committee —New York area)
• Megan Marshall (author, historian)
• Judith Strong Albert (independent scholar, American Literature Association)
• Jacqueline Schwab (pianist, historical documentaries by PBS filmmaker Ken Burns)
• Jessica Lipnack (filmmaker, author)
• Melody Lee (First Parish in Cambridge Women’s Sacred Circle)
• Dorothy Emerson (Unitarian Universalist minister, Bicentennial Committee—New England area)

Proceeds from the event benefit the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial and will be matched by the Fund for Unitarian Universalism.

Sponsorships for the Bicentennial are also welcome
(and tax deductible) at the following levels:
• Friends ($25-$49)
• Conversationalists ($50-$99)
• Scholars ($100-$499)
• Revolutionaries ($500-$999)
• Visionaries ($1,000+)

Margaret Fuller Bicentennial
Committee—New England Area


Rev. Dorothy May Emerson
Bicentennial Coordinator

Sarah Burks
Cambridge Historical Commission

Barbara Kibler
Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House

Faith Ferguson
Old Manse, Concord

Jessica Lipnack
Author, CEO, NetAge

Bonnie Hurd Smith
Hurd Smith Communications

Rev, Elizabeth Stevens
Unitarian Universalist Historical Society

Rob Velella
Longfellow National Historic Site


UUA General Assembly 2009

June 24, 2009 (10:00 am)

Salt Lake City, Utah
General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations. Look for a display and resources on the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial at the UU Historical Society and UU Women’s Heritage Society booth (# 532), plus additional resources at the Southwest UU Women and UU Women and Religion booth (# 731). Keep track of women's events and activities on the UU Women and Religion blog!

The 2010 General Assembly will feature programs on the Margaret fuller Bicentennial.


A Sweet Soul Supper '09

July 18, 2009 (7:00 pm)

The Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House presents:
A Sweet Soul Supper '09 – it’s a family celebration!

Saturday July 18th, 2009 from 7 to 11 PM
at 142 Memorial Drive, MIT's Walker Memorial in Cambridge

Come one, come all to enjoy A Sweet Soul Supper '09 - a celebratory evening packed with dancing, live music, and a delicious soul food feast. The annual fundraiser helps support over 2,700 Cambridge residents who benefit from the non profit Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House (MFNH) - the birthplace of journalist and women’s right activist Sarah “Margaret Fuller” Ossoli.

The family friendly evening will include a silent auction and musical guests Kolors International Band and Peter Hi-Fi Ward Group. Master of ceremonies Cambridge City Councilor Ken Reeves feels “honored to support the MFNH” and to present the "Lieutenant Kenney Spirit Award” to Paul Parravano of MIT who like Lt. Kenney exemplifies “community involvement in great ways.” The “Family Award” will be presented to Area 4 resident Theresa Stevens & her family.

Supporters purchase your tickets today: $75 for individuals, $130 for couples, and $40 for seniors and students. For tickets and more details about our electrifying event call (617) 547-4680 or visit http://www.margaretfullerhouse.org/news_events.htm. Business owners can still donate items to the silent auction by emailing event planners at sweetsoulsupper09@gmail.com

Your contribution to A Sweet Soul Supper '09 will benefit MFNH programs that “build community” with hundreds of neighbors in Area 4 and city-wide: scholarships for youth in our after school and summer camp School Age program; the Emergency Food Pantry; a Community Technology Center with free adult computer classes; outreach to at-risk young adults; and our focus on community celebrations that strengthen the Area 4 neighborhood by involving all ages and cultures.

Contact Toni Bee SSS ’09 Publicity Coordinator:
Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House
71 Cherry Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 547-4680


Meet Margaret Fuller: "...food and fire for the mind as well as the body."

August 08, 2009 (2:00 pm)

Meet Margaret Fuller at the Longfellow House Garden. It's August 1846, and Miss Fuller has traveled to town for an appointment with Mr. Longfellow to discuss Poetry and The Muse. As she waits for Mr. Longfellow, Margaret will speak about her days in Cambridge and Boston, her activities and friends within the Transcendentalist group, and discuss upcoming plans to embark for Europe as the first female "foreign correspondent" for the New York Tribune.

Location: 105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. The program is free & open to the public.


"CHARM" play workshop

November 19, 2009 (12:00 - noon)

The play, "CHARM," which features Margaret Fuller as its main character, will receive an expanded workshop at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Orlando, Florida from November 19-22, 2009. The original play, written by Kathleen Cahill of the University of Utah, was awarded an honorable mention by the Jane Chambers Playwriting Awards committee in 2009. The Orlando Shakespeare Theater production will include four performances and will be directed by New York Director, Meg Gibson. The official world premiere will be staged in Salt Lake City from April 14-May 9, 2010.

Workshop details and performance times not yet announced. Please contact the theater for more information, http://www.orlandoshakes.org/.


Roots of Rebellion

November 22, 2009 (1:15 pm)

The Community Church of New York, 40 E. 35th St, New York City, 1:15 P.M.

"Roots of Rebellion," a staged docu-drama with audience participation, developed and directed by Laurie James, commemorating the first women in America who dared to speak out on public platforms; featuring actors portraying Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Angelina Grimke, Francis Wright, and others.

Contact: Reenakondo@verizon.net.


Margaret Speaks in Cambridge

December 03, 2009 (10:30 am)

Margaret Speaks in Cambridge

Jessa Piaia will be presenting the historical character portrayal of Sarah Margaret Fuller as part of the speakers series at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education at the Blacksmith House, 57 Brattle Street, in Harvard Square, on Thursday, Dec 3rd at 10:30 am. The program is free & open to the public.


Hymn Competition Submission Deadline

January 10, 2010 (5:00 pm)

UUA Margaret Fuller Bicentennial Committee Announces
Hymn Competition

To honor Margaret Fuller’s 200th birthday the UUA Margaret Fuller Bicentennial Committee is sponsoring a hymn competition.

Specifications:
• Composers are encouraged to use the provided text (see lyrics below), which was written by Dr. Ed Thompson, though other texts will be considered. Any entries using alternate texts should include either a statement that lyrics are original, documentation that the text is in the public domain, or a signed and dated agreement from the copyright holder granting permission to use the text.
• The hymn should be suitable for worship and the melody should be appropriate for congregational singing. Entries will be evaluated according to performance by a group of amateur singers.
• Hymn should include accessible keyboard accompaniment and/or guitar chords.
• Additional instrumentation or descants may be included, but should not be essential to the effective performance of the hymn in a worship service.

Submission requirements:
• Cover letter with composer contact information
• Please submit two printed copies. Copies should not include composer’s name. Music should be set in Finale™, Sibelius™ or other music publishing software. PDF files will be acceptable.
• All entries must be postmarked by January 10, 2010.
• Send submissions to:
Elizabeth Norton
First Parish in Concord
20 Lexington Road
Concord, MA 01720
• Electronic submissions will also be accepted. They must be dated by midnight on January 15, 2010. Electronic entries should include cover e-mail with composer contact info and PDF file of the score that complies with the specifications above. Please send electronic submissions to elizabethhnorton@gmail.com.

The winning composer will receive a $500.00 prize. The winning hymn will be announced and distributed to UU congregations in time for services on Margaret Fuller’s 200th birthday on May 23, 2010. The winning hymn will also be sung at a special program honoring the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial at the 2010 General...


Bicentennial Preview Reception

January 13, 2010 (2:00 pm)

You are invited to a special preview of the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial

Follen Church

755 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA

Enjoy some refreshments, meet the Bicentennial Committee, hear a little "promo" for each of the events--and take a few minutes to enjoy some of Margaret's inspiration. Please join us and bring along your favorite quote!

For more information about the Bicentennial, please visit www.margaretfuller.org.


"Quips, Gibes, Excoriations, Stones, and Mud that Fuel the Superiority of Margaret Fuller"

January 16, 2010 (12:00 - noon)

Saturday, January 16, 2010, noon-3:00 P.M., UU Women's Association Luncheon. All are welcome.
"Quips, Gibes, Excoriations, Stones, and Mud that Fuel the Superiority of Margaret Fuller," a talk and conversation with Laurie James on Margaret Fuller and her Bicentennial, The Gallery, 28 E. 35th Street, New York City, $12-$20 sliding scale for lunch.

Please RSVP to Reenakondo@verizon.net by Jan. 9th.


"Margaret Fuller: Woman of the Nineteenth Century" exhibit at Houghton Library

January 21, 2010 (9:00 am)

"Margaret Fuller: Woman of the Nineteenth Century" is an exhibit on view at the Houghton Library of Harvard University from January 21, 2010 to March 26, 2010. The exhibition is guest curated by Rob Velella.

The exhibition from the Modern Books and Manuscripts Collection of the Houghton Library is part of a series of events in honor of Margaret Fuller's bicentennial in 2010. The Library is open to the public on Monday, Friday, and Saturday 9:00 A.M. - 5:00, and on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. Closed on Sundays. A guided tour of the library is offered each Friday at 2:00 P.M.


Exhibit at Harvard's Houghton Libary

January 21, 2010 (5:30 pm)

On January 21, 2010, Harvard University's Houghton Library will have an opening reception for its exhibit titled, "Margaret Fuller: Woman of the Nineteenth Century" which will be on view until March 26. The reception begins at 5:30 P.M. and will take place in the Edison Newman Room of Houghton Library. http://hcl.harvard.edu/libraries/houghton/

Credited as the first woman granted permission to do research at Harvard, Margaret Fuller lived her life in pursuit of education. Given a rigorous early education by her father, she became a teacher herself. At a time when women were seldom granted access to higher education, she compensated with a series of "conversations" for women. Through journalism and personal essays, she educated the country on women's issues, the problems of slavery, the plight of Native Americans, and reported from a war-torn Italy. This exhibit explores her various pursuits in honor of the 200th anniversary of Fuller's birth in Cambridge.


Foredoomed: A Voyage to Fuller Living

January 28, 2010 (7:00 pm)

"Foredoomed: A Voyage to Fuller Living"
adapted by Paul Coleman from the one-act play,"The Ghosts of Margaret Fuller" by Fred Keefe

The program part of the evening will be a full-length, formal reading of this 8-character play. The cast will be all-female including the 5 male historical characters. The setting will be candle-lit with participants in formal dress.

The First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palm Beaches
635 Prosperity Farms Road
North Palm Beach, Florida 33408
651 627 6105

For more information, contact:

Paul Coleman, Pastoral Associate
561 635 9246

samovar.paul@gmail.com

http://www.uunpb.org/


Margaret Fuller Shapes the Consciousness of America Through the New York Tribune

January 31, 2010 (11:00 am)

"Margaret Fuller Shapes the Consciousness of America Through the New York Tribune"

This Sunday service celebrates the extraordinary reporting of Margaret Fuller as the first woman social and literary critic and foreign correspondent for Horace Greeley's New York Tribune from 1844 to 1850.

Theologian and educator Michael Barnett shares Margaret's insightful work for women's rights, social justice, and democracy as relevant for us today.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Wyoming Valley 20 Church Road Wyoming, PA 18644

Jon Hart, 570-283-5907 or jhart@luzerne.edu


First Tuesday Program: Margaret Fuller and the Transcendentalists

February 02, 2010 (7:00 pm)

"Margaret Fuller and the Transcendentalists" by Rev. Jenny Rankin, First Parish in Concord
Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 7:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

Please join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society and the Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club for a “First Tuesday” program in celebration of the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial in 2010. The program will take place at the Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain, Mass. 02130

Margaret Fuller was an author, editor, journalist, literary critic, educator, Transcendentalist, and women’s rights advocate.

She helped educate the women of her day by leading a series of Conversations in which women were empowered to read, think and discuss important issues of the day. Her numerous accomplishments will be discussed during the event.

Rev. Rankin has been a minister at First Parish in Concord since 1997 and has taught classes on Emerson, Thoreau, Fuller and the Transcendentalists. She has also led a trip to Italy to “trace the steps of the Transcendentalists.”

This event is free and open to the public.

For directions, see http://loring-greenough.org/about/directions/.


Margaret Fuller Conversation Salon

February 06, 2010 (2:00 pm)

Margaret Fuller Conversation Salon

Beverly Unitarian Church
10244 S. Longwood Dr., Chicago, Illinois

Bring your questions, concerns, and hopes for yourself and UU sisters. Questions such as…

  • What are we UU women thinking today?
  • What are we born to?
  • What do we talk about? Think about? Read about?
  • What are we silent about?
  • What does women’s leadership look like today?
  • Where do we find ourselves in relation to the world?
  • What has changed since the UU Women and Religion Resolution of 1977?
  • How integrated are feminisms into our religious movement?
  • How does this all fit in with our individual spiritual journeys?

Who was Margaret Fuller? How are we honoring the work of our foremother in the 200th year of the anniversary of her birth? The Connection is honored to celebrate Margaret Fuller, a UU foremother and feminist intellectual of the early 19th Century, who held conversations in Cambridge each fall and spring as a means to support herself and her siblings at a time when women had no public voice, higher education, vote or even a say in custody of their dependant children. Weekly the women discussed and explored topics of importance them including “what is the meaning of life.” UN Resolution 1325 (2000) mandates that women be involved in all peace negotiations. Is feminism taking a striking new direction? Is service to the world feminism’s next step? Can visionary feminist theory be turned into action?

CMwD UU Women’s Connection (successor organization to the CMwD UU Women’s Federation) is pleased to offer a Margaret Fuller Conversation Salon when we visit Beverly for First Quarter Council meeting. We will gather with women, share a reading and short biography of Margaret Fuller, then discuss questions that concern UU women--personally and institutionally.

Every group is unique and so is the discussion that comes out of each gathering. Bring your original voice to share.

For more information about the UU Women’s Connection, please go to www.uuwomensconnection.org


"The Measure of My Footstep," Worship Service

February 21, 2010 (10:30 am)

Worship service includes a meditation using "Dryad" by Margaret Fuller and women composers as a prelude and offertory.

West Valley Unitarian Universalist Church
5409 W Cholla Street, Glendale AZ 85304

Rev. Paul Langston-Daley, 623-251-0177 or minister@wvuu.org


"Margaret Fuller and Transcendentalism"

February 26, 2010 (7:00 pm)

"Margaret Fuller and Transcendentalism"

This program of "Spirit Journeys... Exploring the Mystic Traditions of the World's Religions" considers Margaret Fuller as a leading Transcendentalist with her colleagues Emerson, Thoreau, and A. Bronson Alcott in New England.

Theologian and educator Michael Barnett explains how Fuller's spiritual growth led her to become the first woman social and literary critic and foreign correspondent for Horace Greeley's New York Tribune from 1844 to 1850. Her work for women's rights, social justice, and democracy is still relevant for us today. Transcendentalism is believed to have ended with Fuller's untimely drowning in a shipwreck off Fire Island, New York.

Generations of Indian Valley
259 N. Second Street
Souderton, PA 18964

dhaskins@generationsofiv.org

215-723-5841


Margaret Fuller: No Intellect Comparable (Cambridge, MA)

Margaret Fuller: No Intellect Comparable
Thursday, March 4, 2:00 PM
Edison & Newman Room, Houghton Library, Harvard
Cambridge, MA

"I now know all the people worth knowing in America," Margaret Fuller once said, "and I find no intellect comparable to my own."

Join us for a new talk by Rob Velella, guest curator of "Margaret Fuller: Woman of the Nineteenth Century", currently on display in the Amy Lowell Room at Houghton Library, for a talk focused on this quote, its context, and its potential veracity. Part of Women's History Month.

For more information, contact Heather Cole


Margaret Fuller Mystery: The Relationship with Nathaniel Hawthorne (Concord, MA)

March 04, 2010 (5:00 am)

Charles Capper, BU professor and award winning author of Margaret Fuller: An American Romantic Life, will discuss the powerful connection between Fuller and Hawthorne, both in their public and private life.

The talk will be held at the Colonial Inn, Concord, MA, on Thursday the 4th of March with an optional, specialized tour at the Old Manse to commence at 5:00 pm, with a social hour at the Colonial and cash bar to follow. The discussion itself will begin at 7:00 pm and last about an hour.

For reservations (space is limited!) please contact the Old Manse: 269 Monument Street, Concord, MA, 978-369-3909 or email oldmanse@ttor.org.

Also, find the Old Manse on Facebook and Twitter or www.oldmanse.org

The Old Manse will need to know how many people are in your party and if you plan on taking the tour. If not, a coupon will be presented to attendees to take the tour on another date.

The Colonial Inn is located on Monument Square in Concord. For overnight reservations, please call 800-370-9200 or visit www.concordscolonialinn.com

For more information, see press release here.


Sunday Service: Margaret Fuller Shapes the Consciousness of America through the New York Tribune (Pennsylvania)

March 07, 2010 (10:15 am)

"Margaret Fuller Shapes the Consciousness of America through the New York Tribune"

This Sunday Service celebrates the achievements of Margaret Fuller as the first woman social and literary critic and foreign correspondent for Horace Greeley's New York Tribune.

BuxMont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
2040 Street Road, Box 188, Warrington, PA 18976
215-343-0406


"Standing Before Us" Worship Service (Billerica, MA)

March 07, 2010 (11:00 am)

Worship service in celebration of Women's History Month.

First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church
7 Concord Road, Billerica, MA 01821

Rev. Dr. Dorothy Emerson will speak about four Massachusetts women who were early advocates for women's equality: Universalists Judith Sargent Murray and Mary Livermore and Unitarians Margaret Fuller and Lucy Stone. The impact these women had on our lives is immeasurable. Yet they remain for the most part forgotten. Why is that? What can we do to recognize their work and continue their legacy?


Men, Women and Margaret Fuller, Worship Service (New Mexico)

March 07, 2010 (11:00 am)

Rancho de Taos Presbyterian Church
Rancho de Taos, NM

Sunday service, no cost, led by Rev. Anne Odin Heller

11am to 12 noon, coffee hour following

Contact Chuck Fawns for more information, 575.758.1887 or email: kyspirit@newmex.com


Margaret Fuller: No Intellect Comparable (Cambridge, MA)

March 08, 2010 (1:30 pm)

Margaret Fuller: No Intellect Comparable

Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

"I now know all the people worth knowing in America," Margaret Fuller once said, "and I find no intellect comparable to my own."

Join us for a new talk by Rob Velella, guest curator of "Margaret Fuller: Woman of the Nineteenth Century", currently on display in the Amy Lowell Room at Houghton Library, for a talk focused on this quote, its context, and its potential veracity. Part of Women's History Month.

$2 admission


International Women's Day Celebration (Cambridge, MA)

March 08, 2010 (5:30 pm)

Cambridge City Hall Annex
344 Broadway, 2nd Fl. community room, Cambridge, MA 02139

In honor of the 200th birthday of feminist and international activist, Margaret Fuller, the Cambridge Women’s Heritage Project will host a panel of Cambridge women to discuss their local and international work through various organizations.

Joan von Mehren, the author of Minerva and the Muse: A Life of Margaret Fuller, will lead the panel in her discussion of Margaret Fuller’s years in Italy and activism during the Italian Revolution.

Bishnu Pariyar, founder and director of the human rights organization, Empower Dalit Women of Nepal (EDWON), will follow with a discussion of EDWON’s educational and micro-finance programs to socially and economically empower “untouchable” women. Patricia Montes, executive director of Centro Presente, will round out the panel by speaking about that organization’s role in supporting self- determination and self-sufficiency of the Latin American immigrant community in Massachusetts.

The Cambridge Women’s Heritage Project (CWHP) is dedicated to developing programs to recognize past and present contributions of Cambridge women from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. The CWHP’s web site, www.cambridgema.gov/cwhp, was designed to honor Cambridge women and women’s organizations and to assist women’s history researchers.


Standing Before Us, Worship Service (Hudson, MA)

March 14, 2010 (10:30 am)

Worship service in celebration of Women's History Month.

Rev. Dr. Dorothy Emerson will speak about four Massachusetts women who were early advocates for women's equality: Universalists Judith Sargent Murray and Mary Livermore and Unitarians Margaret Fuller and Lucy Stone. The impact these women had on our lives is immeasurable. Yet they remain for the most part forgotten. Why is that? What can we do to recognize their work and continue their legacy?

Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson
80 Main Street, Hudson MA 01749

Rev. Stephen Shick, 978-562-9180 or stephen.m.shick@ucmh.org


Margaret Fuller and Transcendentalism (Pennsylvania)

March 19, 2010 (7:00 pm)

Generations of Indian Valley presents, Spirit Journeys...Exploring the Mystic Traditions of the World's Religions.

"Margaret Fuller and Transcendentalism" by Michael Barnett

"Humanity can be divided into three classes - men, women, and Margaret Fuller." Edgar Allan Poe

259 N. Second St, Souderton, PA 18964

Registration: $10

Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) was considered the most brilliant woman of her time. Only Poe matched her as an outstanding literary critic in 1840s America. She was a leading Transcendentalist with her colleagues Emerson, Thoreau, and A. Bronson Alcott. She became the first woman social and literary critic and foreign correspondent for Horace Greeley's New York Tribune from 1844 until her untimely death in 1850. Transcendentalism is said to have ended with her drowning in a shipwreck off Fire Island, New York.

Through her insightful and provocative reporting, Margaret exposed the horrible conditions in New York hospitals and prisons, vehemently opposed the extension of slavery into the territories of the United States, and revealed the poverty and classism created by the Industrial Revolution. Her work for women's rights, social justice, and equality is still relevant for us today.

Michael Barnett works as a theologian, educator, and writer. He earned his Master of Divinity Magna Cum Laude at Moravian Theological Seminary and his Master of Education at Gwynedd?Mercy College. For eight years Michael has spoken and taught on the Transcendentalists in Unitarian Universalist and liberal churches in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and New Mexico. This talk on Margaret Fuller grew from his History Seminar paper at GMC, which he presented during the SEPCHE (Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education) conference at Immaculata University in 2007.

Michael's sermon, "Welcome Home, Phoenix," was published in the July/August 2004 issue of The Universalist Herald. Michael has taught religious studies at GMC and teaches poetry writing, journaling, and writings of the...


UU Women as Agents of Change! (Illinois)

March 20, 2010 (9:00 am)

The UU Women's Connection and CMwD Women & Religion Committee are proud to present a women’s leadership event called “UU Women as Agents of Change.” This special day will take place at:

Third Unitarian of Chicago
301 N. Mayfield
Chicago, Illinois

March 20, 2010, 9 AM to 4:30 PM.

Celebrate Margaret Fuller's 200th Birthday Anniversary by nominating your congregation's own female agent of change. All honorees are invited to attend free of charge. All other interested women may register to attend for a modest $15. More at www.uuwr.org/change

This day will feature lunch, celebration, recognition, and Margaret Fuller Conversation salons. There will also be entertainment provided by, MOMSthatROCK! (http://www.momsthatrock.com/) featuring Anna Fermin, Chicago singer and songwriter. A registration form is available online. All honorees and their stories will be included in an Agents of Change booklet to be distributed at our event. Don’t miss this great opportunity to acknowledge outstanding women’s leadership within your congregation.


Meet Margaret Fuller in West Roxbury on the Spring Equinox (West Roxbury, MA)

March 20, 2010 (1:00 pm)

Character reenactor Jessa Piaia will present a dramatic portrayal of Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) in “Meet Margaret Fuller in West Roxbury on the Spring Equinox” at the West Roxbury Public Library located at 1961 Centre Street, West Roxbury, Mass., on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 1:00 pm.

The day’s program is set on March 20, 1845, when Miss Fuller is back in town from Manhattan. She reminisces about her growing up days in Cambridgeport and Boston; her literary achievements, and adventures with the Transcendentalist group including Brook Farm residents; as well as her present employment as first female literary critic for the New York Daily Tribune.

A recognized leader of local Conversations, Margaret will engage the audience with characteristic verve and candor, relating episodes about her circle of friends, philosophy, and travel pursuits. Cosponsored by the West Roxbury Historical Society, the portrayal runs approximately 30 minutes in length, with an informal Q&A to follow.

Piaia uses drama to reveal the accomplishments, struggles, and contributions of women to American history. Clad in period attire, she is acclaimed for “recreating history in the fullest sense,” and for using “solid research and compelling writing” in her artistry. She performs at educational institutions, museums, libraries, social and cultural organizations throughout New England. An eleven-site Massachusetts tour of Susan B. Anthony in Spring 1994 was supported by a grant from the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities; and a mini-grant was awarded in Fall 1997 for the program, “From Suffragist to Citizen: A Conversation with Susan B. Anthony and Eleanor Roosevelt” for three sites across the state, with Piaia (as Anthony) and Elena Dodd (as Roosevelt).

Ms. Piaia studied performance at London’s Oval House Theatre, and graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She works at Harvard University. Research for this program was conducted through conversations and at local archives. The program was presented at...


West Roxbury Historical Society Celebrates Margaret Fuller and Brook Farm (West Roxbury, MA)

March 20, 2010 (1:00 pm)

As part of the statewide celebration of the Bicentennial of Margaret Fuller’s birth in 1810, the West Roxbury Historical Society will host character reenactor Jessa Piaia in a dramatic portrayal, “Meet Margaret Fuller on the Spring Equinox,” at the West Roxbury branch library on Centre St.

Margaret Fuller was a member of the Trancendentalist group and a frequent visitor to Brook Farm in West Roxbury. Jessa Piaia who studied performance at London’s Oval House uses drama to reveal the accomplishments, struggles and contributions of women to American history. Clad in period attire, she is acclaimed for ‘recreating history in the fullest sense,’ and for using ‘solid research and compelling writing’ in her artistry. The meeting will feature a display of artifacts and memorabilia of Brook Farm. All are welcome.

For more information: Alice Hennessey W 617-635-3395 H 617-323-1258


Call Her Marquesa - Margaret Fuller in Italy (Florida)

March 21, 2010 (10:30 am)

Sunday service honoring Margaret Fuller's transformation from a New England bluestocking in to a passionately ripe revolutionary.

The service will highlight her influences from Italian unifiers like Mazzini and Garibaldi as well as her birth and then marriage to the Marquis Giovanni Ossoli.

Operatic music from his period in Italy and dramatized appearance by the historical figures will be features.

One of a series of programs: 2010 The Margaret Fuller Bicentennial.

A Year-Long Salute to Feisty, Mold-Breaking, Noisy, Convention-Flaunting, Apron-Stashing Unitarian Universalist Women

1st Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palm Beaches
635 Prosperity Farms Road
North Palm Beach Florida 33408

(561) 627 6105

Paul Coleman, Pastoral Associate

(561) 635 9246

samovar.paul@gmail.com/

www.uunpb.org/


Happy Birthday, Margaret Fuller!: Transcendentalist, Social Justice Activist, and Revolutionary (Pennsylvania)

March 21, 2010 (2:00 pm)

As part of the 2010 "learn something new about something old," library lecture series, Michael Barnett will speak on Fuller's work for women's rights, social justice, and democracy.

Indian Valley Public Library
100 E. Church Avenue, Telford, PA 18969
215-723-9109


"A More Interior Revolution": Elizabeth Peabody, Margaret Fuller, and the Women of the American Renaissance, Exhibit at Mass. Historical Society (Boston, MA)

March 22-June 30, 2010

"'A More Interior Revolution': Elizabeth Peabody, Margaret Fuller, and the Women of the American Renaissance" Exhibit at the Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street, Boston, Mass.

On Monday, 22 March, to commemorate the bicentennial of Margaret Fuller's birth, the MHS will open a new exhibition titled "A More Interior Revolution": Elizabeth Peabody, Margaret Fuller, and the Women of the American Renaissance. Guest curator Megan Marshall, author of the acclaimed biography The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism, has selected letters and journals written by Fuller and Peabody, together with writings and works of art created by other women who participated in the literary renaissance in New England between 1830 and Fuller's death in 1850. The exhibition draws upon the collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Concord Free Public Library.

The MHS will host a special Fellows-and-Members-only opening reception on 20 March as well as two public gallery talks in conjunction with the exhibition. "The Lost Letters of Margaret Fuller" by Stephen T. Riley Librarian Peter Drummey will be held on Saturday, 27 March, at 11 AM and 1 PM as part of the MHS Annual Open House. On Friday, 23 April, at 2 PM, Leslie Perrin Wilson, Curator of the William Munroe Special Collections at the Concord Free Public Library, will give a talk entitled "No Worthless Books": Elizabeth Peabody's Foreign Library and Bookstore, 1840-1852. The MHS also will sponsor a three-day conference, Margaret Fuller and Her Circles, 8-10 April 2010. For information on the conference program, please visit the conference webpage.

"A More Interior Revolution" is free and open to the public from 22 March until 30 June, Monday through Saturday, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.


West Roxbury Historical Society Celebrates Margaret Fuller and Brook Farm (West Roxbury, MA)

March 28, 2010 (2:00 pm)

As part of the statewide celebration of the Bicentennial of Margaret Fuller’s birth in 1810, the West Roxbury Historical Society will host a tour of Brook Farm on Sunday, March 28th at 2:00 PM. Bob Murphy, Pres of the Society will lead the tour of Brook Farm with a visit to the site of the Margaret Fuller cottage. The tour will start at the Print Shop at Brook Farm. All are welcome.

For more information: Alice Hennessey W 617-635-3395 H 617-323-1258


Spirit in Action: Margaret Fuller’s Legacy for Us

April 16, 2010 (7:45 pm)

Joseph Priestley District Spring Conference
Clarion Hotel Park Ridge
King of Prussia, PA

Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) was a leading Transcendentalist along with Emerson and Thoreau. She was the first woman social and literary critic for Horace Greeley’s New York Tribune and the first woman foreign correspondent. She called upon Americans to question the second-class status of women, African-Americans, and Native Americans and to establish true democracy at home. Her work for women’s rights, social justice, and equality is still relevant for us today. To celebrate Margaret’s Bicentennial, Reverend Dr. Dorothy Emerson and Michael Barnett will share how Margaret’s spiritual life and evolution led her to take effective action for social justice.

Presenters: Rev. Dr. Dorothy Emerson, Billerica and Melrose, MA and Michael Barnett, M. Div., M. Ed., BuxMont UU Fellowship

For information, contact 302-778-4564 or 339-206-0829


New England Historical Association Meeting (Salem, MA)

April 17, 2010

New England Historical Association Meeting

Salem State College, Salem, MA

Proposed Panel: Margaret Fuller and Her “Friends”: Women in the American Renaissance

Papers:

Laurie Crumpacker, Simmons College

“Teaching about Margaret Fuller and the American Renaissance in a 21st Century Classroom”

Paula Doress-Worters, Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center

“Mistress of Herself: Speeches & Letters of Ernestine L. Rose, Early Women's Rights Leader”

Rosie Rosenzweig, Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center

“The Relevance of Lydia Maria Childe to 21st Century Feminism”


Reading of Ruth Garbus' New One Act Drama, "Margaret Fuller: The Soul's Exuberance" (Kingston, NY)

April 17, 2010 (8:00 pm)

Margaret Fuller: The Soul's Exuberance

Reading of Ruth Garbus' new One Act Drama, followed by discussion of Margaret Fuller

Location: The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills, 320 Sawkill Road, Kingston New York

Contact: Rev. Linda Anderson, 845.708.7944 or revlin23@aol.com

 


"Why Margaret Fuller Matters" display at Boston Public Library (Boston, MA)

April 21, 2010 (11:00 am)

The Margaret Fuller Bicentennial Committee, Boston Public Library Rare Books Department, Boston Women’s Commission, and the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail invite you to the opening of “Why Margaret Fuller Matters,” a display on Fuller’s life, work, and legacy, with relevant objects from the library’s collection. The display will be on view until May 31, 2010.

Margaret Fuller (1810-50) was a groundbreaking educator, critic, author, journalist, and champion of women’s rights. Her “Conversations” for women, which took place in Boston, helped to galvanize social reformers. Her legacy to future generations is the subject of ongoing inquiry for scholars and the general public alike.

Join us for a gallery talk on Wed. April 21, 2010, 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. with Bicentennial Committee members and Susan Glover, Keeper of Special Collections for the Boston Public Library. Koussevitzsky Room (adjacent to the Rare Books Lobby), Boston Public Library, Copley Square, Boston. The gallery talk and display are free and open to the public

Learn more: www.margaretfuller.org


"Why Margaret Fuller Matters" gallery talk (Boston, MA)

April 21, 2010 (11:00 am)

The Margaret Fuller Bicentennial Committee, Boston Public Library Rare Books Department, Boston Women’s Commission, and the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail invite you to the opening of “Why Margaret Fuller Matters,” a display on Fuller’s life, work, and legacy, with relevant objects from the library’s collection.

Margaret Fuller (1810-50) was a groundbreaking educator, critic, author, journalist, and champion of women’s rights. Her “Conversations” for women, which took place in Boston, helped to galvanize social reformers. Her legacy to future generations is the subject of ongoing inquiry for scholars and the general public alike.

Join us for a gallery talk with Bicentennial Committee members and Susan Glover, Keeper of Special Collections for the Boston Public Library. The display will be on view through May 31, 2010.

Koussevitzsky Room (adjacent to the Rare Books Lobby)

Boston Public Library, Copley Square, Boston, MA

Free and open to the public

Learn more: www.margaretfuller.org


Margaret Fuller Shapes the Consciousness of America Through the New York Tribune

April 23, 2010 (8:00 pm)

A talk by theologian and educator Michael Barnett for the local Anthroposophical Society of Rudolph Steiner, which focuses on Margaret's connections with Goethe, who was influential for Steiner.

Rose Hall
Camphill Kimberton Hills
1601 Pughtown Road
Kimberton, PA 19442

Sherry Wildfeuer, 610-935-0302


Walking Tour: "Margaret Fuller's Footsteps in Boston" (Boston, MA)

May 01, 2010 (10:00 am)

Margaret Fuller's Footsteps in Boston

A walking tour of sites where Fuller lived, worked, and visited led by Mary Howland Smoyer and Bonnie Hurd Smith.

Meet at the Boston Common Marker (at Park Street Station), Boston, MA

Price: $10, paid the day of the tour


In Body and Spirit: The Evolution of Margaret Fuller's Life and Work (California)

May 02, 2010 (10:30 am)

“In Body and Spirit: the evolution of Margaret Fuller’s life and work”

Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) was a leading Transcendentalist along with Emerson and Thoreau. She wrote the groundbreaking book Woman in the 19th Century and was the first woman social and literary critic and foreign correspondent for Horace Greeley’s New York Tribune. She called upon Americans to question the second-class status of women, African and Native Americans and to establish true democracy at home.

This service focuses on her spiritual development, how she found the strength within herself to break free from the restrictions of her time and create an amazing body of work that still has relevance for us today.

Monte Vista Unitarian Universalist Congregation
9185 Monte Vista Avenue
Montclair, CA

909-626-0520

http://www.montevistauu.org


Venez M'aider M'aider M'aider! -- the Rescue of Margaret Fuller (E. Syracuse, NY)

May 06, 2010 (7:00 pm)

Ellen Fuller continues the family tradition of honoring Margaret Fuller carried forward by Margaret's nephew, Edward Channing, PhD, and continued by his daughters, Alice and Elizabeth Channing. Elizabeth's children, Ellen Fuller Forbes and Willard Perrin Fuller, Jr., continued their mother's assistance to Margaret Fuller scholars and authors, supplying access to images and papers.

Ellen Fuller Forbes represented the family along with her nieces, Ellen and Margery, and daughter, Liz, and grand-niece, Alicia Rouault, when Margaret Fuller was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1995 at Seneca Falls, New York.

Ellen R. Fuller, a granddaughter of Elizabeth Channing Fuller and niece of Ellen Fuller Forbes, lives in Syracuse, New York. She honors her late Uncle Bill and her Aunt Ellen through her participation in the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial.

Venez M'aider M'aider M'aider! -- the Rescue of Margaret Fuller
May 6, 2010 at 7:00 PM at a meeting of Central New York Mensa in East Syracuse, New York.

Open to Mensa Members. Members wishing to attend may contact Loc Sec Paul M Baxter via the Mensa website.

A transcript of the talk and results of the group's effort to solve the mystery of the wreck of the Elizabeth and the disappearance of Giovanni and Margaret d'Ossoli, using models and profiling, will be made available to interested others by Ms. Fuller, who plans to donate a copy to the Concord Free Library.


A Medley for Margaret Fuller (New York City)

May 06, 2010 (7:30 pm)

"A Medley For Margaret Fuller," a staged presentation with eight actors reading from the writings of Margaret Fuller, adapted and directed by the prize-winning author/actor Laurie James, featuring American Book Award winning poet, Daniela Gioseffi.

At The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 365 Fifth Ave., New York, NY. FREE

Co-Sponsored by the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial Committee, UUWA and UU Women & Religion- Metro District and Anne Humpherys, The Center for the Study of Women and Society; Prof. Marc Dolan, American Studies; Prof. Stephen Kruger, English Department; Aoibbeann Sweeney, The Center for Humanities.


MIT Women's League, Annual Appreciation Luncheon (Cambridge, MA)

May 07, 2010 (All Day)

MIT Women's League, Annual Appreciation Luncheon to honor volunteers. (By invitation only)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Mass.


Men, Women and Margaret Fuller (New York City)

May 11, 2010 (6:30 pm)

"Men, Women, and Margaret Fuller," a dramatic presentation of Margaret Fuller's life and achievements with slides of the circle of friends known as the Transcendentalists.

May 11, 2010 at 6:30 P.M. at 20 W. 44th St., New York, NY. FREE

Introductions by Madeline Hansen, women's history lecturer, and Karin Taylor, Director, Center for Independent Publishing, Co-sponsored by the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial Committee, UUWA and UU Women & Religion- Metro District and CIP, an educational program of the General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen.


Margaret Fuller Shapes the Consciousness of America Through the New York Tribune (New York City)

May 12, 2010 (10:00 am)

What: Theologian and educator Michael Barnett speaks to the people of Manhattan about Margaret's reporting for the New York Tribune at the Horace Greeley statue in City Hall Park for her Bicentennial celebration.

Where: The location is at the Horace Greeley statue in City Hall Park, Manhattan, looking out to Newspaper Row, where the NY Tribune building was located.

Horace Greeley Statue (looking toward Newspaper Row)
City Hall Park Manhattan
Broadway-Park Row
Chambers Street
New York, New York 10007

When: Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 10 am to 3 pm

Contact: Michael Barnett
mbarnett@tradenet.net
215-256-8481


Conversation Series: "Why Margaret Fuller Matters" at MF Neighborhood House (Cambridge, MA)

May 15, 2010 (2:00 pm)

"Why Margaret Fuller Matters" Conversation at Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House, Cambridge, MA

The first in a series of Margaret Fuller-style Conversations will take place at the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House on Saturday, May 15, at 2:00 PM. A discussion about Margaret Fuller's legacy and her relevance to women today will be led by Dr. Laurie Crumpacker of Simmons College.

This event is part of our Conversations Series, modeled after the "Conversations" that Margaret Fuller offered for women (and later men) in Boston in the late 1830s and early 1840s. Each focuses on a different aspect of Fuller’s thinking and takes place in a venue connected with her.

Ample time for conversation will follow the presentations. The goal of the series is to engage people in thinking about how the issues that concerned this trailblazing woman relate to our lives today. The traveling display, “Why Margaret Fuller Matters,” will be available for viewing at each Conversation.

This program is supported in part by grants from Mass Humanities and the Fund for Unitarian Universalism.

Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House
71 Cherry Street
Cambridge, MA 02139


Conversation Series: "Margaret Fuller in Groton: Shaping a Life, Framing a Mind" (Groton, MA)

May 16, 2010 (2:00 pm)

Conversation Series

First Parish Church, Unitarian Universalist
1 Powder House Road, Groton, MA 01450-0457

978-448-6307

First Parish Church of Groton and the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial Committee join in presenting: “Margaret Fuller in Groton: Shaping a Life, Framing a Mind,” a panel discussion about this remarkable educator, critic, author, journalist and women’s rights advocate. This event is part of the Bicentennial’s Conversations Series, modeled after the "Conversations" that Margaret Fuller offered for women (and later men) in Boston in the late 1830’s and early 1840’s. Each Conversation focuses on a different aspect of Fuller’s thinking, and takes place in a venue connected with her. Fuller was linked to Groton, Massachusetts twice - first when she attended Miss Susan Prescott’s Young Ladies’ Seminary in 1824, and later when her family returned to Groton in 1833 making their home on Farmer’s Row.

The series seeks to encourage people to consider how the issues that concerned this trailblazing woman relate to our lives today. Distinguished panelists include Dr. Marcia Synnott, Professor of History, University of South Carolina; the Rev. Dr. Dorothy Emerson, co-chair, Margaret Fuller Bicentennial Committee; and Dr. Fritz Fleischmann, Professor of English, Babson College. The traveling display, “Why Margaret Fuller Matters,” will be available for viewing, and there will be ample time for conversation following the presentations.

This panel discussion is supported in part by grants from Mass Humanities and the Fund for Unitarian Universalism. The program takes place at First Parish Church, 1 Powderhouse Road, Groton, MA at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 16, 2010. It is free and open to the public. Donations gratefully accepted. Refreshments will be served.

For more information about Margaret Fuller's Bicentennial, please visit www.margaretfuller.org.


Meet Margaret Fuller: Educator, Writer, Transcendentalist, & Feminist (Belmont, MA)

May 19, 2010 (1:00 pm)

Meet Margaret Fuller: Educator, Writer, Transcendentalist, & Feminist

Character actor Jessa Piaia portrays Margaret Fuller discussing her life and times in 1845 at The First Church in Belmont, Unitarian Univeralist Women's Alliance

404 Concord Avenue
Belmont, MA 02478

Free and open to the public.


Radio Interview with Michael Barnette about Margaret Fuller Bicentennial Weekend (Pennsylvania)

May 19, 2010 (6:30 pm)

Tune in to hear a radio Interview with Michael Barnett about First Parish's Margaret Fuller Bicentennial Weekend by broadcaster Ralph Collier on his program, "I Hear America Talking."

Ralph Collier: I Hear America Talking"

WRDV-FM 89.3 Warminster/Hatboro

107.3 Philadelphia

97.1 Bensalem

WLBS-FM 91.7 Bristol/Levittown

www.wrdv.org

email: info@wrdv.org


Concord Celebrates the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial, May 21-23 (Concord, MA)

May 21, 2010 (7:00 pm)

Concord Celebrates the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial, May 21-23

A 3-day weekend of events to honor the life of Margaret Fuller, sponsored by the Transcendentalism Council at First Parish in Concord. Includes speakers, an interactive panel discussion, guided tours, chamber music, photo exhibits, a play, and worship services. Open to all; most events are free. Co-sponsored by the Concord Free Public Library, The Thoreau Society, The Emerson Forum, and The Old Manse.

Event Locations: Concord Free Public Library, First Parish in Concord, The Old Manse and other historical sites in Concord. See individual event listings for details.

Event dates: Friday, May 21, 2010 at 7:00 pm through Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 1:00 pm. See individual event listings for start times and locations.


Keynote Address: "Margaret Fuller in Time," by Charles Capper for Concord Celebrates the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial (Concord, MA)

May 21, 2010 (7:00 pm)

Keynote Address: "Margaret Fuller in Time" by Charles Capper, Professor of History at Boston University, for Concord Celebrates the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial.

Professor Capper will speak about what is so important about Margaret Fuller's life and work for our own time, as well as Fuller's dramatically changing reputation over the past two centuries. A reception and book-signing will follow. Capper’s books will be available to purchase. He is the author of Margaret Fuller: An American Romantic Life, Volume 1: The Private Years (1992), which won the Bancroft Prize in 1993; and Volume 2: The Public Years (2007). He is currently writing a book on the Transcendentalists and the birth of American democratic culture. Co-sponsored by the Transcendentalism Council at First Parish in Concord. and the Concord Free Public Library. Free and open to the public

Location: Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main St., Concord, MA 01742 (Use Sudbury Rd. entrance.)

Date: Friday, May 21, 2010, 7:00--9:00 pm

Information and directions: www.firstparish.org/margaretfuller

Phone at event location: 978.318.3300 (Concord Free Public Library)


Panel Discussion by Scholars of Margaret Fuller, moderated by Rev. Jenny Rankin for Concord Celebrates the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial (Concord, MA)

May 22, 2010 (10:00 am)

Panel Discussion by scholars of Margaret Fuller, moderated by Rev. Jenny Rankin, for Concord Celebrates the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial.

Presentations will include:

Joan von Mehren, President of the Margaret Fuller Society and author of Minerva and the Muse: The Life of Margaret Fuller

"Margaret Fuller in Concord"

Michael Barnett, M. Div., M. Ed., Theologian and educator

"Margaret Fuller Shapes the Consciousness of America through the New York Tribune"

Brigitte Bailey, Associate Professor of English, University of New Hampshire

"Fuller’s Travels: Modernity and the City"

Sponsored by the Transcendentalism Council at First Parish in Concord, and co-sponsored by The Thoreau Society and The Emerson Forum. Free and open to the public.

Location: First Parish Meetinghouse, 20 Lexington Rd., Concord, MA 01742

Date: Saturday, May 22, 2010, 10:00 –11:30am

Information and directions: www.firstparish.org/margaretfuller

Phone: 978.369.9602


Tour: Follow the Footsteps of Margaret Fuller (New York City)

May 22, 2010 (10:00 am)

A walking (or pedi-cab) tour with guides Reena Kondo and Heidi Siegfried, from Horace Greeley's Farm at 49th and First Avenue to the New York Tribune office at Nassau and Spruce Streets. "Speak outs" by actor/guides costumed as Margaret Fuller, Horace Greeley, Edgar Allen Poe, Lydia Maria Child and other 19th century friends who lived and worked in New York City.


League of Women Voters of Massachusetts Council 2010: 90 Years of Making a Difference (Newton, MA)

May 22, 2010 (All Day)

League of Women Voters of Massachusetts Council 2010: 90 Years of Making a Difference

($45 Registration Fee www.lwvma.org)

Business Meeting

Luncheon with a visit from Margaret Fuller.

Workshops:

  • Debates: The Candidates, the Media and the Voters
  • Running for Office with Panelist Sonia Chang-Diaz and Andrea Cabral
  • 90th Birthday Reception and Celebration

Location:

Lasell College (sponsoring organization)

1844 Commonwealth Ave, Newton, MA 02466

(617) 527-8395

Date: Saturday, May 22, 2010

10:30 Registration

11:00am Opening Speakers and Business Meeting

12:30pm Lunch

2:30pm Workshops

3:30pm Local League recognitions and State League Honorees

5:00pm Reception and 90th Birthday Celebration


Tour: Guided Tours of sites Margaret Fuller visited in Concord for Concord Celebrates the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial (Concord, MA)

May 22, 2010 (1:30 pm)

 

Guided Tours of sites Margaret Fuller visited in Concord.
Concord Celebrates the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial, sponsored by the Transcendentalism Council at First Parish in Concord.
Tours co-sponsored by Emerson House, The Old Manse and the Concord Museum.

Tours led by Rev. Jenny Rankin; Rob Velella, literary historian; and Polly Peterson, author of many biographies of the Transcendentalists. Reservations and $10 payment required in advance. Call 978.369.9602. Details at www.firstparish.org/margaretfuller

Tours will begin at First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Rd., Concord, MA 01742. (Enter through side door.)

Saturday, May 22, 2010, 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Approx. 1 ½ - 2 hrs.)

For information and directions:
http://www.firstparish.org/margaretfuller
978.369.9602


"Chamber Music of the Transcendental Period" for Concord Celebrates the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial (Concord, MA)

May 22, 2010 (4:00 pm)

“Chamber Music of the Transcendental Period” for Concord Celebrates the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial, sponsored by the Transcendentalism Council at First Parish in Concord.

Clara Schumann’s Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17 (1847) performed by Lillian Braden (violin), Joan Esch (cello) and Susan Minor (piano). Wine and cheese reception will follow. Presented by the Arts Council of First Parish. Free and open to the public.

Location: First Parish Meetinghouse, 20 Lexington Rd., Concord, MA 01742

Date: Saturday, May 22, 2010, 4:00—5:15 pm

Information and directions: www.firstparish.org/margaretfuller

Phone: 978.369.9602


Play: "Margaret Fuller's Universe" (Concord, MA)

May 22, 2010 (8:00 pm)

"Margaret Fuller's Universe" a play by Agnes Butcher and Sayre Sheldon.
Concord Celebrates the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial, sponsored by the Transcendentalism Council at First Parish in Concord, Massachusetts.

Performed as a costumed staged reading by members of the Arts Council of First Parish in Concord. Tickets ($10) can be purchased at 978.369.9602 or at the door.

First Parish Meetinghouse
20 Lexington Rd., Concord, MA 01742 (Use side door.)

Contact for information and directions:
http://www.firstparish.org/margaretfuller
978.369.9602


Morning at Mount Auburn with Margaret and the Fullerenes (Cambridge, MA)

May 23, 2010 (8:00 am)

Begin Margaret's birthday with the Fullerenes, admirers of Margaret Fuller and her grand-nephew Bucky Fuller, for our annual birthday meeting at her memorial in Mount Auburn Cemetery. As per tradition, we'll mark the dawn of Margaret's life with music provided by John Halamka on his Shakuhachi (Japanese flute) and with brief remarks by Jessica Lipnack, who counts both Fullers as inspirations. Procession begins at 7:45 at Mount Auburn Cemetery parking lot; ceremony at 8 at Fuller Family plot, Pyrola Lane.


Margaret Fuller Sunday (Concord, MA)

May 23, 2010 (9:00 am)

Worship Services to celebrate and reflect on the life of Margaret Fuller

Services led by Rev. Jenny Rankin, scholar of the Transcendentalists. The First Parish Choir, under the direction of Elizabeth Norton, will perform the winner of the Margaret Fuller Hymn Competition. Commemorative banner created by Donna Peterson will be on display. Birthday cake served at coffee hour. All welcome!

Location: First Parish Meetinghouse, 20 Lexington Rd., Concord, MA 01742

9:00 am – 10:30 am and 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Information and directions: www.firstparish.org/margaretfuller

Phone: 978.369.9602


Margaret Fuller Sunday (Portland, ME)

May 23, 2010 (9:00 am)

Margaret Fuller Bicentennial Day

Our Sunday services will be a celebration of the 200th anniversary of Margaret Fuller's birth. Margaret Fuller was born on May 23, 1810, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and was a groundbreaking editor, critic, author, journalist, and champion of women's rights. She was a Unitarian, cohort with Transcendentalists like Emerson and Thoreau, and editor of the transcendentalist journal the Dial. We will explore lessons from her writing and her life, and have a "live" interview for our lesson for all ages.

Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, 524 Allen Avenue, Portland, ME 04103

Two services, one at 9 and one at 11 a.m.

Contact: Rev. Myke Johnson, 524 Allen Avenue, Portland, ME 04103, revmyke@a2u2.org, 207-797-7240 x 13, www.a2u2.org


Seminar in Rome

May 23, 2010 (All Day)

"Margaret Fuller Ossoli, le donne e l'impegno civile nella Roma risorgimentale"
"Margaret Fuller Ossoli: Women and Civic Involvement During the Roman Revolution"

Seminar
May 23, 2010, 9:30 A.M.
Free Admission

Hospital Fatebenefratelli
Via di Ponte 4 Capi, 39 - 00186 Roma

Speakers/Participants to include the following:
Mario Bannoni, David Mees, Jaroslaw Mikolajewski, Peter Kovacs, Anna Maria Cerioni, Cristina Giorcelli, Marco Severini, Enrico Luciani, Antonio Santoro, Ginevra Conti Odorisio, and Fiorenza Taricone.

In the bicentennial year of Margaret Fuller Ossoli, writer, journalist, and appointee to assist with the victims of the Siege of Rome of 1849.

--Italian Committee for the Bicentennial of Margaret Fuller Ossoli


"Our Saint Margaret" First UU Society (Middleborough, MA)

May 23, 2010 (10:30 am)

"Our Saint Margaret"

 

Author Kimberly French will be speaking and reading from her essay on Margaret Fuller for the UU World at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 23, at the First Unitarian Universalist Society, 25 South Main Street, Middleborough, Massachusetts. \ Fuller's visionary ideas—on the need for both social and personal transformation, rationalism and mysticism, intellectual freedom and religious plurality, and democracy and human rights outside our borders—resonate with what Unitarian Universalism is today, arguably more so than her better-known contemporaries'. Yet many of us have only a vague idea who she is. Come learn about and celebrate the 200th birthday of our remarkable forebear.

Annie Giddings and Michael Hall will portray Margaret Fuller and Ralph Waldo Emerson in a dramatic skit taken from "The Margaret Ghost" by Carole Braverman.

Susan Land Hotchkiss will be performing works of women composers of the Romantic era, including Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn. The choir will be singing an Italian madrigal in honor of Fuller's love of Italy and her renown as a music critic and lover, and the congregation will be singing the winner of the Margaret Fuller hymn competition, "New Worlds Manifest" by Laura Lucille Halfvarson and Ed Thompson.

For more information, contact the church at 508-947-1935 or office@uumiddleboro.org.


Margaret Fuller Sunday (California)

May 23, 2010 (10:30 am)

The Sources of Our Faith: Words and Deeds of Prophetic Women and Men

Sunday worship service honoring the legacy of Margaret Fuller.

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Stockton

2737 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 952044

Contact: Rev. Laura Horton-Ludwig, 209-466-7743, www.stocktonuu.org


Margaret Fuller Sunday (Florida)

May 23, 2010 (10:30 am)

Sunday service in tribute to Fuller's whole life but focusing on her pioneer work as a human rights reporter for the New York Tribune with Horace Greeley

The congregation will hold its annual un-birthday party right after the service to celebrate everyone else

1st Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palm Beaches
635 Prosperity Farms Road
North Palm Beach, Florida 33408
(561) 627 6105

Un-birthday party adjoining the Margaret Fuller Room, 11:30am-12:30pm

Paul Coleman, Pastoral Associate

(561) 635 9246

samovar.paul@gmail.com

www.uunpb.org/


Church Service & Birthday Party (New York City)

May 23, 2010 (11:00 am)

“Margaret Fuller,” worship Service, Rev. Bruce Southworth, followed by a Margaret Fuller birthday party, featuring a reading of “O Excellent Friend!” a prize-winning play based on the letters and journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Margaret Fuller by author/actor Laurie James, covering the truth of the close friendship, with introductions by women’s history lecturer Madeline Hansen and UUWA Chair Reena Kondo.

May 23, 2010 at 11:00 A.M., at The Community Church of New York, 40 E. 35th Street, NYC. FREE

Co-sponsored by the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial Committee, UUWA and UU Women & Religion-Metro District.


Church Service: Margaret Fuller Sunday (Billerica, MA)

May 23, 2010 (11:00 am)

In Body and Spirit: Margaret Fuller’s Legacy for Us Today”
Rev. Dr. Dorothy Emerson

First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church
7 Concord Road
Billerica MA
978-663-2293

Rev. Dr. Dorothy Emerson, coordinator of the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial, will be leading this special Sunday service on Margaret Fuller's 200th birthday. The focus is on her spiritual development, how she found the strength within herself to break free from the restrictions of her time and create an amazing body of work that still has relevance for us today. All are invited.


Church Service: Margaret Fuller Sunday (Boston, MA)

May 23, 2010 (11:00 am)

"An Uncommon Voice," a sermon in honor of Margaret Fuller by the Rev. Rosemary Lloyd, Associate Minister.

Sunday, May 23, 2010, 11:00 a.m.
First Church in Boston
66 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA 02116

First Church will also be hosting the Margaret Fuller exhibit in the narthex.
Free. All are welcome.


Worship Service: Margaret Fuller Sunday (Concord, MA)

May 23, 2010 (11:00 am)

Worship Services to celebrate and reflect on the life of Margaret Fuller

Services led by Rev. Jenny Rankin, scholar of the Transcendentalists. The First Parish Choir, under the direction of Elizabeth Norton, will perform the winner of the Margaret Fuller Hymn Competition. Commemorative banner created by Donna Peterson will be on display. Birthday cake served at coffee hour. All welcome!

Location: First Parish Meetinghouse, 20 Lexington Rd., Concord, MA 01742

9:00 am – 10:30 am and 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Information and directions: www.firstparish.org/margaretfuller

Phone: 978.369.9602


Worship Service: Margaret Fuller Sunday (Portland, ME)

May 23, 2010 (11:00 am)

Margaret Fuller Bicentennial Day

Our Sunday services will be a celebration of the 200th anniversary of Margaret Fuller's birth. Margaret Fuller was born on May 23, 1810, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and was a groundbreaking editor, critic, author, journalist, and champion of women's rights. She was a Unitarian, cohort with Transcendentalists like Emerson and Thoreau, and editor of the transcendentalist journal the Dial. We will explore lessons from her writing and her life, and have a "live" interview for our lesson for all ages.

Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, 524 Allen Avenue, Portland, ME 04103

Two services, one at 9 and one at 11 a.m.

Contact: Rev. Myke Johnson, 524 Allen Avenue, Portland, ME 04103, revmyke@a2u2.org, 207-797-7240 x 13, www.a2u2.org


Happy Birthday, Margaret Fuller! A Celebration at the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House (Cambridge, MA)

May 23, 2010 (All Day)

Happy Birthday, Margaret Fuller! A Celebration at the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House, Cambridge, MA

Join in the fun at the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House for a family-friendly birthday celebration at the birthplace and childhood home of Margaret Fuller. This Federal period home is registered as a National Historic Landmark. As one of the early Boston area settlement houses, it has been providing important services to the local community since 1902. Jessa Piaia will appear as Margaret and address her party guests. Fun for all ages.

71 Cherry Street, Cambridge, MA 02139


Opening Reception: Woman in the 21st Century: MF and the Sacred Marriage (Cambridge, MA)

May 23, 2010 (6:00 pm)

Woman in the 21st Century: Margaret Fuller and the Sacred Marriage

A multimedia exhibition of contemporary art and performance

May 23 - June 20, 2010

 

A multimedia exhibition of contemporary art and performance at the Pierre Menard Gallery, www.pierremenardgallery.com, 10 Arrow Street, Cambridge MA, 02138 (617)868 2023.

The exhibition will run from May 23 - June 20, 2010, with an opening birthday celebration, closing performance and salon.

May 23, 6:00 P.M. Reception and 200th birthday celebration, including a Mask Tale Performance by Suzanne Benton.

June 5, 4:00 P.M. Kate Millett: The Sacred Marriage in the American Canon.

June 11, 7:00 P.M. Jessica Lipnack: The Sacred Marriage in the 1960s.

June 12, 4:00 P.M. Elinor W. Gadon: The Sacred Marriage in Antiquity.

June 19, 4:00 P.M. Aldo Tambellini: The Sacred Marriage in the 21st Century.

June 20, 2:00-5:00 P.M. Closing reception with Collaborative Performance Painting led by Michael Manning and Mark Wiener. Also to be broadcast on Ustreamtv.com.

Contact Info : Lisa Paul Streitfeld Email : lisapaul1000@aol.com

Url: http://www.pierremenardgallery.com

Andrea Kalinwski, Director, Pierre Menard Gallery, 10 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, (617) 868-2033, Fax: (617) 868-2023 www.pierremenardgallery.com


Men, Women and Margaret Fuller

May 30, 2010 (4:00 pm)

Laurie James will be presenting her program, “Men, Women and Margaret Fuller” on Sunday, May 30, 2010, at 4 p.m., at the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, corner of Middle and Church Streets, Gloucester, Mass.

Phone for more info, 978-283-3410

General admission $10, students and seniors, $7.


MFB Sermon Contest Deadline for Submissions

May 31, 2010 (5:00 pm)

MARGARET FULLER BICENTENNIAL SERMON CONTEST
Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Historical Society and the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial Committee

A new one-time only award will be given in 2010 for the best sermon drawing on the life and work of Margaret Fuller. The sermon may feature her life story, her work, and/or her writings, as they apply to the concerns and issues of today. A $350 award for the best sermon will be given at General Assembly 2010. The sermon will be published on the Bicentennial website, www.margaretfuller.org. The goals of this are:

  • To promote greater awareness of the importance of Margaret Fuller, Unitarian foremother
  • To encourage congregations to celebrate Margaret Fuller Sunday at some time during year. Her 200th birthday is May 23, 2010.
  • To develop ongoing resources for the continuing study of Margaret Fuller

Both ministers and lay leaders may submit sermons. Sermons may have already been delivered or be scheduled for delivery during 2010. A Worship Resources Guide for Margaret Fuller Sunday will be published on the UUA Worship Web in February 2010.

SUBMISSION PROCESS: Deadline is May 31, 2010. Electronic submission preferred.

  • Include cover page, separate from the text, with name, address, phone number, email, date and location of sermon delivery.
  • Submit in MS Word, Rich Text Format, or Plain Text to info@margaretfuller.org or mail to: Margaret Fuller Bicentennial, c/o Rainbow Solutions, 225 Arlington St, Medford, MA 02155

SUBMISSION TERMS AND CONDITIONS: By submitting your sermon for consideration, you agree to grant the Unitarian Universalist Historical Society and the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial Committee a non-exclusive, three year, royalty-free license to publish your sermon in publications and websites of these two groups. You also guarantee that your submission is an original work and, to the best of your knowledge, does not copy or otherwise infringe anyone else's work. And, you grant us the right to edit your work for space saving considerations. Attribution...


The Sacred Marriage in the American Canon (Cambridge, MA)

June 05, 2010 (4:00 pm)

June 05, 4pm; Kate Millett: The Sacred Marriage in the American Canon

The author and artist who became world famous with the publication of her Sexual Politics in 1971, will discuss the “Boston Marriage” and its relationship to the development of the American canon and the mythology ruling the integration of gender opposites in her art.

Special Event as part of the Multimedia Exhibit "Woman In The 21st Century: Margaret Fuller And The Sacred Marriage"

May 23 - June 20, 2010

A multimedia exhibition of contemporary art and performance at the Pierre Menard Gallery, www.pierremenardgallery.com, 10 Arrow Street, Cambridge MA, 02138 (617)868 2023.

The exhibition will run from May 23 - June 20, 2010, with an opening birthday celebration, closing performance and salon.

May 23, 6:00 P.M. Reception and 200th birthday celebration, including a Mask Tale Performance by Suzanne Benton.

June 5, 4:00 P.M. Kate Millett: The Sacred Marriage in the American Canon.

June 11, 7:00 P.M. Jessica Lipnack: The Sacred Marriage in the 1960s.

June 12, 4:00 P.M. Elinor W. Gadon: The Sacred Marriage in Antiquity.

June 19, 4:00 P.M. Aldo Tambellini: The Sacred Marriage in the 21st Century.

June 20, 2:00-5:00 P.M. Closing reception with Collaborative Performance Painting led by Michael Manning and Mark Wiener. Also to be broadcast on Ustreamtv.com.

Contact Info : Lisa Paul Streitfeld Email : lisapaul1000@aol.com

Url: http://www.pierremenardgallery.com


The Sacred Marriage in the 1960s (Cambridge, MA)

June 11, 2010 (7:00 pm)

Harlan Emil Gruber: The Sacred Marriage from the 1960s to 2012

The curator will discuss the cosmology of the “sacred marriage” resurrection, its revival in the1960s through Buckminster Fuller and its transmission through Harlan Emil Gruber, whose interactive Transportal sculptures have been favorites at the Burning Man Festival for the past decade. Films from the festival will be shown.

Special Event as part of the Multimedia Exhibit "Woman In The 21st Century: Margaret Fuller And The Sacred Marriage"

May 23 - June 20, 2010

A multimedia exhibition of contemporary art and performance at the Pierre Menard Gallery, www.pierremenardgallery.com, 10 Arrow Street, Cambridge MA, 02138 (617)868 2023.

The exhibition will run from May 23 - June 20, 2010, with an opening birthday celebration, closing performance and salon.

May 23, 6:00 P.M. Reception and 200th birthday celebration, including a Mask Tale Performance by Suzanne Benton.

June 5, 4:00 P.M. Kate Millett: The Sacred Marriage in the American Canon.

June 11, 7:00 P.M. Jessica Lipnack: The Sacred Marriage in the 1960s.

June 12, 4:00 P.M. Elinor W. Gadon: The Sacred Marriage in Antiquity.

June 19, 4:00 P.M. Aldo Tambellini: The Sacred Marriage in the 21st Century.

June 20, 2:00-5:00 P.M. Closing reception with Collaborative Performance Painting led by Michael Manning and Mark Wiener. Also to be broadcast on Ustreamtv.com.

Contact Info : Lisa Paul Streitfeld Email : lisapaul1000@aol.com

Url: http://www.pierremenardgallery.com


The Sacred Marriage in Antiquity (Cambridge, MA)

June 12, 2010 (4:00 pm)

June 12, 4pm; Elinor W. Gadon: The Sacred Marriage in Antiquity

Eleanor W. Gadon, cultural historian and author of TheOnce and Future Goddess: A Symbol for Our Time, will discuss the origin of the sacred marriage at the dawn of civilization and how it is re-emerging in America today.

Special Event as part of the Multimedia Exhibit "Woman In The 21st Century: Margaret Fuller And The Sacred Marriage" (Exhibit runs May 23 - June 20, 2010)

A multimedia exhibition of contemporary art and performance at the Pierre Menard Gallery, www.pierremenardgallery.com, 10 Arrow Street, Cambridge MA, 02138 (617) 868 2023.

The exhibition will run from May 23 - June 20, 2010, with an opening birthday celebration, closing performance and salon.

May 23, 6:00 P.M. Reception and 200th birthday celebration, including a Mask Tale Performance by Suzanne Benton.

June 5, 4:00 P.M. Kate Millett: The Sacred Marriage in the American Canon.

June 11, 7:00 P.M. Jessica Lipnack: The Sacred Marriage in the 1960s.

June 12, 4:00 P.M. Elinor W. Gadon: The Sacred Marriage in Antiquity.

June 19, 4:00 P.M. Aldo Tambellini: The Sacred Marriage in the 21st Century.

June 20, 2:00-5:00 P.M. Closing reception with Collaborative Performance Painting led by Michael Manning and Mark Wiener. Also to be broadcast on Ustreamtv.com.

Contact Info : Lisa Paul Streitfeld Email : lisapaul1000@aol.com

Url: http://www.pierremenardgallery.com


Longfellow National Historic Site Summer Festival (Cambridge, MA)

June 15, 2010 (All Day)

In honor of Margaret Fuller, Longfellow National Historic Site will offer a program of women's poetry on the lawn of the Longfellow House on Brattle Street in Cambridge, MA.

Summer 2010 (Program dates and details have not yet been announced).


Margaret Fuller and Her Friends (Concord, MA)

June 15, 2010 (All Day)

" Margaret Fuller and Her Friends," Concord, MA

The Trustees of Reservations present a dramatic reading of works by Margaret Fuller, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and others at The Old Manse in Concord, MA.

Summer 2010 (Program dates and details have not yet been announced).


Radio Discussion on Margaret Fuller

June 19, 2010 (1:00 pm)

Margaret Fuller hits the air waves!

Tune in to hear a radio discussion about Margaret Fuller with Rev. Glenda Gray and Michael Barnett on Carol Boss's "Women's Focus," KUNM 89.9 FM public radio at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM.

Saturday, June 19, 2010 from 1:00 - 1:45 PM, Mountain Time

Carol Boss's Women's Focus airs on KUNM 89.9 Albuquerque, Santa Fe, 88.7 Socorro, 90.9 Taos, 90.5 Cimarron/Eagle Nest, 91.9 Espanola, 91.9 Las Vegas, 91.9 Nageezi, and 90.5 Cuba.

email: kunm@kunm.org
www.kunm.org
Carol Boss: 505-277-0768


The Sacred Marriage in the 21st Century (Cambridge, MA)

June 19, 2010 (4:00 pm)

June 19, 4pm; Aldo Tambellini: The Sacred Marriage in the 21st Century

Multi-media artist and video pioneer Aldo Tambellini will discuss how 60 years of exploration of the circle has brought him into the sacred marriage of inner and outer space.

Special Event as part of the Multimedia Exhibit "Woman In The 21st Century: Margaret Fuller And The Sacred Marriage" (Exhibit runs May 23 - June 20, 2010)

A multimedia exhibition of contemporary art and performance at the Pierre Menard Gallery, www.pierremenardgallery.com, 10 Arrow Street, Cambridge MA, 02138 (617)868 2023.

The exhibition will run from May 23 - June 20, 2010, with an opening birthday celebration, closing performance and salon.

May 23, 6:00 P.M. Reception and 200th birthday celebration, including a Mask Tale Performance by Suzanne Benton.

June 5, 4:00 P.M. Kate Millett: The Sacred Marriage in the American Canon.

June 11, 7:00 P.M. Jessica Lipnack: The Sacred Marriage in the 1960s.

June 12, 4:00 P.M. Elinor W. Gadon: The Sacred Marriage in Antiquity.

June 19, 4:00 P.M. Aldo Tambellini: The Sacred Marriage in the 21st Century.

June 20, 2:00-5:00 P.M. Closing reception with Collaborative Performance Painting led by Michael Manning and Mark Wiener. Also to be broadcast on Ustreamtv.com.

Contact Info : Lisa Paul Streitfeld Email : lisapaul1000@aol.com

Url: http://www.pierremenardgallery.com


Conversation Series: Gala Reception and Performance

June 19, 2010 (6:30 pm)

Join us Saturday, June 19 for the Gala performance of Carole Braverman's play, The Margaret Ghost, a Theatre@First production.

A reception starts at 6:30 P.M. and the performance is at 8:00 P.M. Tickets for this special event are $25 and include wine, refreshments, music and a conversation with the playwright and the director. Group discounts available.

The First Church in Belmont, Unitarian Universalist

404 Concord Avenue

Belmont, Massachusetts 02478

The Margaret Ghost, by Carole Braverman, premiered at the Berkeley Repertory Theater in 1984. The play follows the epic sweep of Margaret Fuller’s extraordinary life—from Boston, to New York, to Rome. It seeks to capture her dazzling intellect, her bold resilient wit, and the struggle of her visionary, expansive spirit against the confines of her nineteenth century world. The title comes from Henry James’ brief, enigmatic reference to her in his biography of Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Click here to read Act One.

Theatre@First is Somerville's largest community theatre, filling a vital niche in the vibrant Davis Square arts community. As an all-volunteer non-profit organization we draw on the talents and contributions of individuals and organizations throughout the area. For more information, please visit http://www.theatreatfirst.org.

NOW IN PAPERBACK! Never before published, The Margaret Ghost is now available in a limited, commemorative edition in honor of the Bicentennial. This beautiful trade paperback includes an Introduction by our director and an Afterword by the playwright. Visit http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/the-margaret-ghost/10969781 to purchase your copy today!


Closing Performance: Woman in the 21st Century: Margaret Fuller and the Sacred Marriage (Cambridge, MA)

June 20, 2010 (2:00 pm)

June 20, 2-5pm; Michael Manning and Mark Wiener; The Resurrection: A Performance Painting. Broadcast on Ustreamtv.com at the closing reception.

Special Event as part of the Multimedia Exhibit "Woman In The 21st Century: Margaret Fuller And The Sacred Marriage" (Exhibit runs from May 23 - June 20, 2010)

A multimedia exhibition of contemporary art and performance at the Pierre Menard Gallery, www.pierremenardgallery.com, 10 Arrow Street, Cambridge MA, 02138 (617)868 2023.

The exhibition will run from May 23 - June 20, 2010, with an opening birthday celebration, closing performance and salon.

May 23, 6:00 P.M. Reception and 200th birthday celebration, including a Mask Tale Performance by Suzanne Benton.

June 5, 4:00 P.M. Kate Millett: The Sacred Marriage in the American Canon.

June 11, 7:00 P.M. Jessica Lipnack: The Sacred Marriage in the 1960s.

June 12, 4:00 P.M. Elinor W. Gadon: The Sacred Marriage in Antiquity.

June 19, 4:00 P.M. Aldo Tambellini: The Sacred Marriage in the 21st Century.

June 20, 2:00-5:00 P.M. Closing reception with Collaborative Performance Painting led by Michael Manning and Mark Wiener. Also to be broadcast on Ustreamtv.com.

Contact Info : Lisa Paul Streitfeld Email : lisapaul1000@aol.com

Url: http://www.pierremenardgallery.com

Andrea Kalinwski, Director, Pierre Menard Gallery, 10 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, (617) 868-2033, Fax: (617) 868-2023 www.pierremenardgallery.com


Unitarian Universalist General Assembly 2010

June 23, 2010 (9:00 am)

The Unitarian Universalist Association's Margaret Fuller Bicentennial Committee has listed several events happening at their General Assembly in Minneapolis, Minnesota:

http://www.uua.org/documents/mfb/2010_mfb_info_flyer.pdf


Church Service: "Beacon of Liberty" (Buffalo, NY)

July 04, 2010 (10:00 am)

"Beacon of Liberty" is the sermon title for this sermon/worship service celebrating Margaret Fuller.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo
695 Elmwood Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14043

July 4, 2010, 10:00 A.M.

Contact for more info:
Jean Ott, 28 Chateau Court, Depew, NY 14043, (716) 435-4950, jeanott@aol.com


Transcendental Conversations: Bicentennial Celebration (Concord, MA)

July 08, 2010 (7:30 pm)

Transcendental Conversations: Bicentennial Celebration of Margaret Fuller's Birth,

A Featured Event during the
Thoreau Society's Annual Gathering: Henry David Thoreau & Transcendentalism: Then & Now

July 8-11, 2010, Concord, Massachusetts

Complete registration and program: http://www.thoreausociety.org/_activities_ag.htm

Transcendental Conversations: Bicentennial Celebration of Margaret Fuller’s Birth
July 8, 2010 from 7:30-9:00 pm
The registration fee of $25 includes entry to a reception.
The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society Panel;
Co-sponsored by the Margaret Fuller Society
Masonic Temple, 58 Monument Square, Concord, MA 01742
Chair/moderator: Leslie Eckel, Suffolk University

  1. From Schoolroom to Cosmos: Margaret Fuller and Bronson Alcott in Conversation, Leslie Eckel, Suffolk University
  2. Transcendentalism’s Private World: Fuller and Sturgis in Newport,” Kathleen Lawrence, George Washington University
  3. Rich in Friends, Rich in Experiences, Rich in Culture: Notes on Emerson, Thoreau, Fuller, and Friendship,” Iuliu Ratiu, SUNY-Albany
  4. Margaret and Her Friends: Dall, Emerson, and the Gender Politics of Transcendental Conversation, Tiffany K. Wayne, independent scholar, Santa Cruz, CA

Contact for more information:

Michael J. Frederick, Executive Director
Thoreau Society
341 Virginia Road
Concord, MA 01742
phone: (978) 369-5319
fax: (978) 369-5382
www.thoreausociety.org


Margaret Fuller Shapes the Consciousness of America Through the New York Tribune (Concord, MA)

July 14, 2010 (10:45 am)

"In Heaven's Name, Give Her A Chance!": Defining the Sphere of Women in 19th Century America, Sunday-Friday, July 11-16, 2010

Michael Barnett speaks on "Margaret Fuller Shapes the Consciousness of America Through the New York Tribune" at the 2010 Summer Conversational Series and Teacher Institute at Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House in Concord, MA, for her Bicentennial.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010, from 10:45 am to 12 noon

The Concord School of Philosophy at
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
399 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742

www.louisamayalcott.org

978-369-4118, ext. 104


Wreath Laying at Mount Auburn Cemetery (Cambridge, MA)

MEMORIAL SERVICE CELEBRATES LIFE OF MARGARET FULLER OSSOLI

Sunday July 18th, 2010, 12:30 P.M.

A commemoration of the life and legacy of author, reformer and Transcendentalist, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, takes place Sunday July 18th at Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge MA. Actors will appear in costume to pay tribute to this significant woman. The doors of Mount Auburn’s Bigelow Chapel will open for a reception at 12:30. Bree Harvey, Director of Education and Visitor Services for the cemetery, will welcome guests promptly at 1:00 P.M. Rev. Rosemarie Smurzynski will lead the Memorial Service and Eric Huenneke will provide the music. After the service, participants will walk to the Fuller family lot for a wreath-laying ceremony at 2:00 PM.

In a brief forty years, Margaret Fuller, left a dramatic and lasting legacy. She died tragically when the ship carrying her, her husband, and their young son, sank off the coast of New York’s Fire Island. Though a memorial in her memory was erected in the Fuller family lot at the cemetery, historical evidence suggests that a memorial service to celebrate her life was never held. The July 18th celebration will allow people to pay a much belated tribute to this groundbreaking icon.

The actors participating in the program are as follows: Jessa Piaia as Margaret Fuller, Wendell Refior as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Rob Velella as James Freeman Clarke, Dorothy Emerson as Elizabeth Peabody, Richard Smith as Henry David Thoreau, and Deborah Goss as Julia Ward Howe.


This event is part of the Bicentennial’s Conversations Series, supported by a grant from Mass Humanities and modeled after the “Conversations” Margaret Fuller offered for women (and later men) in Boston in the late 1830s and early 1840s. The event is co-sponsored by the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial Committee and the Friends of Mount Auburn and is part of a year-long series of events celebrating Margaret Fuller’s life and work. This event is FREE...


Meet Margaret Fuller: Educator, Writer, Transcendentalist, & Feminist (Medford, MA)

July 21, 2010 (7:00 pm)

Meet Margaret Fuller: Educator, Writer, Transcendentalist, & Feminist

Character actor Jessa Piaia portrays Margaret Fuller discussing her life and times in 1845 at

Medford Public Library
111 High Street, Medford, MA 02155
781.395.7950

Wednesday, July 21st at 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Free & open to public.


Margaret Fuller Shapes the Consciousness of America through the New York Tribune (Albuquerque, NM)

August 01, 2010 (9:30 am and 11 am)

Sunday Service, "Margaret Fuller Shapes the Consciousness of America through the New York Tribune"

Theologian and educator Michael Barnett celebrates the significance of Margaret Fuller's insightful and provocative reporting for the New York Tribune as the first woman social and literary critic and foreign correspondent during her Bicentennial.

First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque
3701 Carlisle Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, NM

www.uuabq.org

firstunitarian@uuabq.org

505-884-1801


Opening Reception: "Woman in the 21st Century: Margaret Fuller and the Sacred Marriage" (New York, NY

August 04, 2010 (6:00 pm)

HP Garcia Gallery is pleased to announce Woman in the 21st Century: Margaret Fuller and the Sacred Marriage, a groundbreaking multimedia group exhibition held in conjunction with the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial.

The exhibition runs from 4 August through 20 August 2010. An opening reception will be held on 4 August from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. The opening night event will include a Mask Tale Performance by Suzanne Benton at 7:00 P.M.


Celebrating the Bicentennial of Margaret Fuller

August 05, 2010 (7:00 pm)

"Celebrating the Bicentennial of Margaret Fuller"

Theologian and educator Michael Barnett presents a program which celebrates the extraordinary accomplishments of Margaret Fuller as a Transcendentalist thinker, writer, and social justice activist.

Main Branch, Santa Fe Public Library
Community Room
145 Washington Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Tim Greer, Library Services Director

505-955-6791 or twgreer@ci.santa-fe.nm.us


Closing Event: "Woman in the 21st Century: Margaret Fuller and the Sacred Marriage" (New York, NY)

August 17, 2010 (7:00 pm)

HP Garcia Gallery is pleased to announce Woman in the 21st Century: Margaret Fuller and the Sacred Marriage, a groundbreaking multimedia group exhibition held in conjunction with the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial.

The exhibition runs from 4 August through 20 August 2010. A closing event will be held on Tuesday, 17 August beginning at 7:00 P.M. It will feature a Duo Painting Performance by Michael Manning and Mark Weiner. The performance will also be broadcasted live on Youstream.


The Old Manse, Special Margaret Fuller Tours (Concord, MA)

Special tours of The Old Manse with a focus on Margaret Fuller will be offered on

August 19 at 4:00, 5:00, 6:00 and 8:00 P.M.

Tour this 1770’s home while learning about Fuller’s visits with Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne while they lived at The Manse in the 1840’s. Admission is $8. Members $4. Reservations suggested. Call 978.369.3909.