Family Matters: Insights & Inspiration from Miss James and Ann Petry - Old Saybrook Historical Society
An exhibit highlighting the accomplishments of two notable African-American
women who resided in Old Saybrook. Anna Louise James was the first African-
American female to receive a pharmacist license in CT. Her niece, Ann Petry, was
the first African-American female to write a book selling over one million
Supported by strong family ties, both women overcame racial and gender
obstacles to make significant contributions to the community and society and
society at large. The Old Saybrook Historical Society is privileged to present this
exhibit honoring their lives and accomplishments.
The ceremony will feature guest speakers, music by the Con Brio
Choral Society and refreshments. The public is invited to tour the exhibit after the
ceremony. The opening ceremony and tour is free of charge.
The exhibit is sponsored in part by grants from CT Humanities and the Community
Foundation of Middlesex County.
Family Matters: Insights & Inspiratio...
Date and Time
Sunday Jun 12, 2022 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Sunday June 12, 2022 2:00pm
Old Saybrook Historical Society’s Hart House, 350 Main Street in Old