The Possible Lives of 1800s Poorhouse Residents in WNY By Rosanne L. Higgins
June 15, 2023 (12:00 pm – 2:00 pm)
Rosanne L. Higgins grew up in Buffalo. Her experiences traveling in both the United States and in Europe as a child and later to Ireland resulted in a love of history and cultural diversity from an early age. In 1998 she earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University at Buffalo where she studied the relationship between biology and poverty during the nineteenth century.
In 2012 she was invited to join the Erie County Poorhouse Cemetery project undertaken by the Department of Anthropology at the University of Buffalo. This project and her dissertation work gave her a familiarity of the inmates of the institutions in WNY. This led to a historical book series chronicling fictional accounts of poorhouse residents. Each book is an adventure into life as it was in the 1800s--mixing history, spiritualism, love, hardships, and victories. (This edited text was taken from rosannehiggins.com.)
Menu: Grilled chicken kabobs, roasted zucchini and summer squash, baby salt potatoes, rolls, salad, rice pudding, lemonade, water.
Location: Randall Memorial Baptist Church Pavilion, 6301 Main St., Williamsville, NY 14221
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