In Their Own Words: A Salute to the Women of the Greenwich Village Preservation Movement

Village Preservation’s Oral History Project, conducted over 10 years and only now available to the public, features interviews with many of the most influential women of the preservation movement, including Margot Gayle, Verna Small, and Jane Jacobs. Hear fascinating selections from their oral histories shedding new light on their experiences and passion for preservation. Introduction by Susan De Vries, director of the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum and conductor of several of the interviews, and a keynote lecture on Jane Jacobs by Roberta Brandes Gratz, former award-winning journalist and author of The Living City: Thinking Small in a Big Way and Cities Back from the Edge: New Life for Downtown.

This event is co-sponsored by the New York Preservation Archive Project, the Historic Districts Council and the Neighborhood Preservation Center.

Thursday, April 2, 2009
6:30 pm

Judson Memorial Hall
239 Thompson Street between W. 4th and W. 3rd Streets
Free; reservations required.