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    Effa Manley’s House

    Effa Manley was a white woman who, along with her African American husband, owned the famous Newark Eagles Negro league baseball team of the 1930s and 1940s. Effa, who grew up in Philadelphia with her white mother and black step-father, met her husband, Abraham Lincoln Manley, in New York in 1933 at a Yankees game.

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    The Newark Museum

    Essex County, Newark City 48 Washington Street Newark, NJ Open to Public For more information, visit www.newarkmuseum.org Lilly Martin Spencer (1822-1902) Portrait Artist Lilly […]

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    The Newark Museum

    Beatrice Winser was trained as a librarian at the Columbia University Library School from 1888 to 1889, and began working at the Newark Public Library as assistant to librarian John Cotton Dana.

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    Red Gables

    Red Gables was built in 1906, with the design assistance of its first owner, Florence Rand Lang, a prominent Montclair artist and cultural patron. Lang was a professional wood carver who combined late Victorian and Arts and Crafts design elements into this eclectic building, which exhibits some of the few remaining examples of her woodcarvings.

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    Marion Thompson Wright’s House

    Marion Thompson Wright was the first woman in the nation to become a scholar in the field of the sociology and history of African American education. Wright lived in this house while she pursued her studies at Columbia University’s Teacher’s College in New York City.

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    Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary

    Cora Hartshorn had a lifelong interest in providing a place for the public to learn about New Jersey trees, plants and wildlife in their native habitats. Cora’s father, Steward Hartshorn, founded Short Hills and she shared his passion for developing the community.

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    Lucy Stone House

    Lucy Stone was one of the leading figures in the women’s rights movement in the 19th century. She was a founder and president of the American Woman Suffrage Association, and important in the development of the New Jersey Woman Suffrage Association.

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    Bamberger’s Department Store

    Bamberger’s Department Store helped to change the way the public, especially women did their shopping. Before the advent of the large department store in the early 20th century, women would have to visit several specialty shops to find all their household needs.

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    Glenmont: Edison National Historic Site

    Glenmont became the domain of Mina Miller Edison, Thomas Edison’s second wife, when they married in 1886. Mina preferred the title of “home executive,” and she ran Glenmont efficiently like a small business.