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Alice Paul: In Pursuit of Ordinary Equality

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Tuesday – Friday
12pm – 4pm
Alice Paul Institute at Paulsdale
128 Hooten Rd., Mount Laurel, NJ  08054

Visit Paulsdale to see the new exhibit Alice Paul: In Pursuit of Ordinary Equality. No appointment needed! Paulsdale is open for visitors every Tuesday through Friday from 12:00-4:00 pm. $5/person.

For group programs, contact Kris Myers at kmyers@alicepaul.org or 856-231-1885.


September 2017


Tour Guide Training

Thursday, September 14, 2017
6:00-7:30 pm
Alice Paul Institute at Paulsdale
128 Hooten Rd.,
Mount Laurel, NJ  08054

Train to become a Paulsdale tour guide! Learning the tour is easy and fun.  We will provide you a script, information, and lots of helpful tips on how to become an engaging tour guide.

To register for this session, contact Kris Myers, Program Director at kmyers@alicepaul.org or
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Paulsdale Uncorked

Saturday, September 23, 2017
5pm – 7:30pm
Paulsdale
128 Hooten Rd., Mount Laurel, NJ  08054

Celebrate the end of summer by joining API for a beautiful evening sampling fine wines and expertly paired gourmet cuisine prepared by regional chefs who are members of the United States Personal Chef Association. This elegant evening raises funds to upport the preservation and maintenance of the Paulsdale property.

Home to suffragist Alice Paul, Paulsdale has stood sentinel on Hooten Road for more than 200 years.  The restored house and surrounding 6.5 acres is an echo of the peaceful and simplistic Quaker farming heritage of South Jersey. Today Paulsdale houses a vibrant education center where school children and adults learn leadership skills from past and contemporary role models.

Tickets for Paulsdale Uncorked are $65 per person in advance. An addition $25 will reserve a table for you and your guests.

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October 2017


Interpretive Planning for Historic Sites and Museums: Why, What, and How

Saturday, October 7, 2017
9:30am – 3pm
Alice Paul Institute at Paulsdale
128 Hooten Rd., Mount Luarel, NJ 08054

What is interpretive planning? Essentially it combines all the elements that create an optimal visitor experience at a historic site, exhibition, or museum. At this workshop we will consider the interpretive planning process and discuss the various elements that are included in an interpretive plan. We will discuss experiences that participants have had—both positive and negative—in visiting historic sites or exhibitions, and we will apply these experiences to an interactive session based on a current exhibition installed at the Alice Paul Institute. Participants will learn why interpretive planning should be an essential part of any strategic or master planning exercise at a historic and/or cultural institution.

Instructor is Dr. Page Talbott , a senior fellow at the Center for Cultural Partnerships at Drexel University and the principal consultant at Talbott Exhibits and Planning. From 2013 to June 2016, she served as president of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

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Intro to Feminism Course at API 

Thursdays
10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2
6pm-8pm
Alice Paul Institute at Paulsdale
128 Hooten Rd., Mount Luarel, NJ 08054

Register for the series ($45) or just for one course ($12.50)!

Register today for this dynamic series of courses on feminism! Led by Kris Myers, API program director and adjunct professor of Women’s Studies.

October 12 Women for Women: A History of American Women’s Activism
A history lesson on the three waves of feminism, from Alice Paul and women’s suffrage, to Gloria
Steinem and the fight for the Equal Rights Amendment, to the Women’s March on Washington in January 2017.

October 19 Underpaid/Undervalued: Women at Work
Women’s work inside and outside of the home is undervalued and faces a myriad of social and legal double standards. We’ll explore the gendered wage-gap, workplace discrimination, and how social perceptions of women affect them in the workplace.

October 26 Look Young, Be Quiet & Stay Small:  Women & Girls in the Media
This class will explore the messages that girls and women receive from the popular media and how the lack of diverse and complex female characters affects the overall perception of women and girls in the U.S.

November 2 Nevertheless, She Persisted: Violence Against Women
An in-depth look at how intimate partner violence and rape affect American women.  We will explore the concept of rape culture and see how the U.S. compares to other nations as we look at statistics on violence against women.

Register for the series ($45) or just for one course ($12.50)!

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Second Saturday Tours

Saturday, October 14, 2017
12pm – 2pm
Alice Paul Institute at Paulsdale
128 Hooten Rd., Mount Laurel, NJ  08054

No appointment necessary! Enjoy a beautiful afternoon tour of historic Paulsdale. Tours begin with a 15-minute DVD presentation, The Life of Alice Stokes Paul, 1885-1977. Guests then walk around the porch to learn about the farm that once surrounded Paulsdale. Inside the house, visitors learn about the Paul family’s daily life in the house, the restoration of the site, and its present-day use at a leadership institute for women and girls. No registration is required, but large groups are encouraged to call ahead.

$5/person

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Alice Paul Institute:  An Introduction 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
6pm – 7:30pm
Alice Paul Institute at Paulsdale
128 Hooten Rd., Mount Laurel, NJ  08054

Join us for an engaging evening presentation and learn about local hero Alice Paul, a leading American suffragist who helped secure the right to vote for women and dedicated her life to the fight for gender equality. Learn more about how the Alice Paul Institute continues the work of Alice Paul through leadership training for women and girls, and how API works to preserve Paulsdale as a National Historic Landmark. We’ll be serving wine and cheese.

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November 2017


Designer Hand-Bag Bingo

Thursday, November 16, 2017
6pm – 9pm, doors open at 5pm
Moorestown Community Center
16 E Main St., Moorestown, NJ 08057

Join us for a delightfully fun Designer Handbag Bingo social and fundraiser! Try your luck to win one of a dozen high-end designer handbags. This fundraiser supports the Alice Paul Institute’s leadership training programs for girls and the continued preservation of Paulsdale, a National Landmark honoring the childhood home of suffragist and equal rights activist Alice Paul who helped women gain the right to vote.

Tickets are $25. VIP tickets are available for $35 and include a cocktail reception and extra bingo cards.

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Second Saturday Tours

Saturday, November 11, 2017
12pm – 2pm
Alice Paul Institute at Paulsdale
128 Hooten Rd., Mount Laurel, NJ  08054

No appointment necessary! Enjoy a beautiful afternoon tour of historic Paulsdale. Tours begin with a 15-minute DVD presentation, The Life of Alice Stokes Paul, 1885-1977. Guests then walk around the porch to learn about the farm that once surrounded Paulsdale. Inside the house, visitors learn about the Paul family’s daily life in the house, the restoration of the site, and its present-day use at a leadership institute for women and girls. No registration is required, but large groups are encouraged to call ahead.

$5/person

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December 2017


Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 9, 2017
2pm – 4pm
Alice Paul Institute
128 Hooten Rd., Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Get into the holiday spirit at our annual Open House event at Paulsdale. Enjoy the stunning holiday decor crafted by The Garden of Mount Laurel while celebrating the start of the holiday season with food, drinks, and warm conversation. And don’t miss the great gifts in API’s gift shop!

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