HSRC on the Radio: Nita Lowey & Isabelle Savell

2020-10-19 Crossroads-Lowey
2020-10 Crossroads-Isabelle Savell
October 19, 2020

Tune in to the next episode of Crossroads of Rockland History on

Monday, October 19, 2020, 9:30 am, on WRCR 1700AM and WRCR.com

We continue our year of Women’s History in celebration of the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment with two guests!

First, the Hon. Nita Lowey joins Clare Sheridan to discuss her distinguished career in the U.S. House of Representatives and share her reflections on the importance of women’s voices in the political process. Congresswoman Lowey has served as a U.S. Representative from New York since 1989. In 2018, she became the first woman to chair the House Appropriations Committee. She will retire at the end of this term.

Then we will turn our attention to the preeminent historian Isabelle Savell, whose comprehensive research documented the history of the women from Rockland County who spent seven decades fighting for the vote. Savell wrote Ladies Lib: How Women Got the Vote, the go-to text for those interested in suffrage history in Rockland County. Savell’s granddaughter, Becky Savell, will be on hand to discuss all of the important research that her grandmother did as Senior Historian at the Historical Society of Rockland County; she’ll share fond memories of her grandmother, as well.

"Isabelle Savell was a lovely, brilliant, beautiful lady, “said Gene Setzer of South Nyack. "She was one of the stalwarts, and one of the finest history researchers we’ve ever had around here—a beautiful writer so useful to the community.”


Crossroads of Rockland History, a program of the Historical Society of Rockland County, airs on the third Monday of each month at 9:30 am, right after the Steve and Jeff morning show, on WRCR radio 1700 AM and 
www.WRCR.com. Join host Clare Sheridan as we explore, celebrate, and learn about our local history, with different topics and guest speakers every month. During 2020, our focus is Women’s History in celebration of the Suffrage Centennial. We are pleased to announce that we have begun loading our archived podcasts to the Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify platforms.  

The Historical Society of Rockland County is a nonprofit educational institution and principal repository for original documents and artifacts relating to Rockland County. Its headquarters are a four-acre site featuring a history museum and the 1832 Jacob Blauvelt House in New City, New York. 



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