The mission of the Margaret Fuller House is to strengthen and empower youth, families, and community residents. We work to address the economic, social and political inequities that shape the lives and futures of Cambridge area residents.
As part of the Bicentennial celebration, author and designer Bonnie Hurd Smith created a display entitled “Why Margaret Fuller Matters” designed to answer the fundamental question of why this great nineteenth-century figure remains important two centuries after her birth. Multiple copies of these text-and-image panels have traveled around the country over the past year and a half to various libraries, community organizations, and Unitarian Universalist congregations. Now the display is available for all to view online. Click here to read about her key colleagues; a chronological telling of her life and her views on women’s rights, education (especially female), class, slavery, American Indian rights, religion, Transcendentalism, her world view as a trans-nationalist, and her vision of a just world.
The display’s creator, Bonnie Hurd Smith, created a similar display on Emerson during his Bicentennial year in 2003. Smith is the author of numerous books on historical subjects, particularly women’s history, and is an accomplished graphic designer.
If you should decide that you would like to rent a copy of this informative display, you can find the request form here. The form is downloadable in a PDF format, and it includes instructions on where the form should be sent. You may contact Carla Gomez at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding display reservations.