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Anna Eliot Ticknor and the Society to Encourage Studies at Home

  • Forsyth Chapel, Forest Hills Cemetery 95 Forest Hills Avenue Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130 United States (map)

Please join us for our annual Women's History month program.
Anna Eliot Ticknor founded the first correspondence school in America in 1873, known as Society to Encourage Studies at Home. For $2.00 a year, anywhere there was mail delivery, any woman over 17 could take one of 39 courses by simply exchanging letters with a female teacher in the Boston area. If a student was unable to buy the course materials needed, they would be sent to them from the library Anna established in her home on Beacon Hill.
Our speakers are Marie Oedel and Cheryl Mariolis of the Ticknor Society who will share new images and information of how Anna learned about a similar society in England, how she adapted it to the needs of American women, and provide examples of women's lives who were changed as a result of participating in the Society.

Anna Eliot Ticknor is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery. Free and open to the public, light refreshments will be served.

Earlier Event: December 8
Book Talk: Moxie