Today is the last Saturday and almost the last day for Women’s History Month. An annual declared month celebrated during March that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.
This year’s theme, ‘Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment’, honors the extraordinary and often unrecognized determination and tenacity of women. Against social convention and often legal restraints, women have created a legacy that expands the frontiers of possibility for generations to come.”
Asbury Park’s Stephen Crane House & The Asbury Park Historical Society
will be honoring Asbury’s own Mary Helen Peck Crane and her two daughters. In 1883, Mrs. Crane bought the cottage at 508 4th Avenue in Asbury Park and dedicated herself wholeheartedly to the work of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union as well as women’s rights. She and her daughters were also talented writers and artists. The Crane House will celebrate the lives and accomplishments of the Crane women. Mrs. Crane settled in Asbury Park to be near the Methodist stronghold of Ocean Grove and her son Townley, then the area’s Associated Press reporter.
It all begins at 3PM with short biographies and readings from
Mrs. Crane and her daughter Agnes.As a tribute to them, the Stephen Crane House will screen “ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN”, a 1940 film starring Fredric March and Martha Scott, as the Rev. and Mrs. Hartzell Spence, based upon the book written by their son. Often shown on Turner Classic Movies, the film is not available on DVD or tape, so we will rely on a TCM copy of the very moving film.
Light refreshments available. Seating is Limited.
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As usual, there is no charge for admission, but any and all donations by check or in cash will go to the Asbury Park Little League.
Stephen Crane House is located at 508 4th Avenue, Asbury Park
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