Where: Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida
Join us Sunday, May 7, at 1 p.m., for a discussion with historian Jason Newton about popular 19th century attitudes about work and masculinity. Newton examines Theodore Roosevelt’s early adult experiences in the Maine woods and at Harvard in a discussion of urban elites’ views of masculinity. Ideas about “ruggedness” shaped everything from immigration policy to imperialism, while rejecting what was considered feminine.
General admission to the program is $7 for adults and $3 for students with ID. (Members of the Oneida Community Mansion House are admitted for no additional donation.)
The Oneida Community Mansion House was the residence of the 19th century utopian Oneida Community (1848 to 1880), which itself promoted collective labor for members and greater equality between the sexes. OCMH preserves, collects and interprets material culture, intangible heritage, and five historic buildings, situated on 33 acres of landscaped lawns and gardens. OCMH is a National Historic Landmark and chartered by the state Department of Education.
The House is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon until 5 p.m. Guided tours are provided Wednesday through Saturday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Oneida Community Mansion House is located at 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida. This event is supported in part by a Humanities New York Action Grant. For more information, call 315-363-0745 or see www.oneidacommunity.org.