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    Patience Lovell Wright’s House

    Patience Lovell Wright was American’s first professional sculptor and self-appointed Revolutionary War spy. Wright lived in this house after her marriage to Joseph Wright in 1748. She learned from her sister, Rachel, how to sculpt wax figurines, and the two women created wax exhibits, which they took on tour, receiving commissions for portraits.

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    Mary Van Meter Grice House

    Mary Van Meter Grice lived in this house in Riverton for more than 20 years, from 1881-1903, while she made significant contributions to children’s education at the local and state levels. Grice was one of the founding members of a local woman’s club called The Porch Club in 1890, and became the club’s first president.

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    St. Mary’s Hall

    Bishop George Washington Doane founded St. Mary’s Hall on May 1, 1837 as an academic, private Episcopal school for girls. At that time, most schools for girls were finishing schools, not institutions like St. Mary’s where girls studied the same subjects as boys.

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    The Clara Barton School

    Clara Barton, best known as a Civil War nurse and founder of the American Red Cross, was significant in New Jersey history for beginning the first “free” public school in the state. Barton took a teaching position in Hightstown in 1851, at the urging of her friend and Hightstown resident, Mary Norton.

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    Paulsdale, Birthplace and Home of Alice Paul

    Alice Stokes Paul, well-known women’s suffrage leader, was born and spent her childhood years in this three-story farmhouse in Mount Laurel. She grew up in a Quaker family with a tradition of activism in education and public service and a strong belief in equality.