Experience a tour of the Village with an urban historian who’ll tell you about the past of an enclave of feisty females

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In a Nutshell

Professor Kathleen Hulser shares the stories of the maverick women from the Village whose actions shaped the course of NYC's history

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What You'll Do

The Village has long since been regarded as an epicenter of free thought—a place where boundaries are pushed and societal norms are shattered. So it comes as no surprise that some of New York City's most daring, irreverent female figures once called the neighborhood home. During a walking tour, urban historian Kathleen Hulser regales you with stories of these remarkable women, such as Rose Butler—a slave girl convicted of burning down her master's house—who became the last person to hang in Washington Square Park. You'll also see such sites as the former location of the Women's House of Detention, where Black Panther and communist Angela Davis awaited trial for being an accomplice to kidnapping and murder.

  • Learn About New York's Most Daring Women
    From slave-turned-arsonist Rose Butler to Black Panther Angela Davis, hear stories of the city's remarkable women

  • Stroll Through the Streets of the Village
    Long a bastion of free thought and social experimentation, the Village overflows with tales of women brave enough to look beyond their rigid societal roles

Each event is capped at 20 participants; each event requires a minimum of 10 participants in order to take place.

Your Host

Kathleen Hulser Kathleen Hulser
Urban Historian, Riots and Bad Girls

In the academy, a professor might be tempted to keep their inquiries within the safe bounds of the ivory tower. Not Kathleen Hulser, professor of riots. As an adjunct professor at Parsons and the New School, Kathleen studies crowds' unbridled explosions—both violent and celebratory—that have rocked New York through the centuries. She takes a special interest in the mold-breaking women whose actions have altered the course of history.

Where You'll Meet

Tours will begin outside an East Village residence. The exact address will be shared after purchase.

Customer Reviews

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Catherine C 2 days ago
"Beautiful piece of history"
Not a particularly well known tourist attraction I believe but this museum is really worth a visit. It provides a fascinating insight into early life in the lower east side. Our guide was really interesting and knowledgeable.
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Melissa E September 10, 2017
"Beautiful Synagogue and Informative Tour!!!"
We had seen the outside of this wonderful building when last in New York and were determined to go back and are so glad we did. Walking through the vibrancy of the Chinese neighborhood is the first treat, finding this architectural wonder, the second, and then seeing the inside, the third... Read More
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tammymarty September 6, 2017
"Beautiful Restored Synagogue"
We had a wonderful tour of the beautiful Restored Eldridge Synagogue. The docents are extremely informed. There Is also 3 short videos in the rabbi's study. This is still a used and active Synagogue.

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