Jennie Powers: The Woman Who Dares

Presenter: Jennifer Carroll

Jennie Powers took a stand against social vices in New Hampshire and Vermont in the early twentieth century. She was a humane society agent in Keene from 1903-1936 and one of the first humane society agents to become a deputy sheriff in New Hampshire. Jennie was known across the country as "The Woman Who Dares" cited by the Boston Post newspaper in 1906 as having arrested more men than any other woman in America. As a photographic activist, she used her camera to document animal cruelty, family violence, and wide-spread poverty in New Hampshire's Monadnock region and beyond. This one-hour illustrated presentation from Jenna Carroll introduces us to Jennie's life story, the work of humane societies at the turn of the twentieth century, and the politics of the Progressive Era (1890s-1920s) from a local perspective.
Event Details

When:

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 5:30pm

Where:

New London Inn
353 Main Street
New London NH 03257

Hosted By:

Center for the Arts - Lake Sunapee Region

Contact Info:

Center for the Arts
603-526-4444