Historian Cindy Aron will deliver the 2000 John Christie American Culture Lecture, titled "Working at Play: Americans on Vacation," in the Blanche Brumback Spitzer Auditorium, Eleanor Butler Sander Hall at Vassar College on Thursday, April 6, at 6 p.m. The lecture, sponsored by the American Culture Program, is free and open to the public.
Aron is professor of history at the University of Virginia, and an expert on the history of women and gender in America. She received her B.A. from Brandeis and her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. She is the author of "Ladies and Gentlemen of the Civil Service: Middle-Class Workers in Victorian America" (Oxford University Press, 1987), and most recently of "Working at Play: A History of Vacations in the United States" (Oxford, 1999). She has published numerous articles, as well as editing and re-issuing "The Long Day: The Story of a New York Working Girl", a groundbreaking piece of investigative journalism first published by Dorothy Richardson in 1905.
For additional information, call the office of the American Culture Program at (845) 437-7485. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Cathy Jennings at (845) 437-5370, as far in advance as possible to request appropriate and reasonable accommodations.