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Mothers of Invention

Mothers of Invention

Join professional storyteller and historian, Carol Simon Levin, as she portrays Lillian Moller Gilbreth, motion study pioneer & "Cheaper by the Dozen" NJ mother of 12 (who in 1965 was dubbed the "First Lady of Engineering''), then shares the stories of many other overlooked women innovators. 

From Margaret Knight (the 19th century "Female Edison") to Hollywood superstar Hedy Lamarr, these "Mothers of Invention" changed our lives, yet their accomplishments were all too often ignored, discounted or credited to others, and in this program, Carol will shed light on these unsung heroines.

Carol specializes in telling the stories of “fascinating women history forgot” through first person portrayals. She is a NJ Council for the Humanities Public Scholar presenting “Reclaiming Our Voice: NJ’s Role in the Fight for Woman Suffrage” which she has also published as an article in the March 2020 issue of the Garden State Legacy. She has also authored the book Remembering the Ladies: From Patriots in Petticoats to Presidential Candidates which profiles 69 women — well-known and unknown — who worked tirelessly for women’s rights in America.

This program is free and open to all.

It is made possible with the support of The Friends of the Livingston Public Library.


Monday, May 2, 2022
7:00pm - 8:15pm
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