Life & Legacy of Humanitarian Lillian Wald

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Date(s) - 09/18/2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Fairport Historical Museum


The Perinton Historical Society is pleased to host The Legacy of Lillian Wald as presented by Patricia Corcoran at 7PM, September 18 at the Fairport Historical Museum, 18 Perrin St, Fairport NY 14450.
The story of Lillian Wald describes a life of activism, dedication, and accomplishment. She was a nurse, teacher, social worker, author, suffragist, child advocate, trade unionist and immigrant rights leader—in every aspect of her life, she was a pioneer. She founded the Visiting Nurse Service of New York and the Henry Street Settlement in New York City.
Lillian considered Rochester her home and is buried with her family in Mount Hope Cemetery. She was a prolific writer, and her words hold special significance in today’s world. You will be inspired by a woman recognized during her life as one of the greatest living women of her time.
Patricia Corcoran is a graduate of LeMoyne College and earned a master’s degree from SUNY Brockport. After teaching two years in Corning, she went to Turkey in the Peace Corps and taught English in a public school for gifted children. After leaving Turkey, Pat arrived in Rochester and began her 30-year career as an ESOL teacher in the Rochester City School District. Following her retirement, Pat was the acting director of the graduate TESOL program at Nazareth College and an adjunct instructor at SUNY Geneseo, St. John Fisher College, and Nazareth College. She is currently vice president of the Friends of Mount Hope and is a tour guide. She has been fascinated by the story of Lillian Wald for many years and is excited to share the life of this incredible woman.
This presentation is the first of many appearing at the Fairport Historical Museum this fall. This event is free and open to the public. To learn more about the Fairport Historical Museum and its other programs, please visit the Perinton Historical Society’s website at or call 585.223.3989.