Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children will host a special event on March 14th at 6:00pm at the Museum of the City of New York to celebrate the life of Martha Heck Ulman, author, historian, and granddaughter of Spence-Chapin co-founder and Spence School founder, Clara Spence, and to launch her latest book, The Power for Good: Clara B. Spence, published just days before her passing. 

The book launch — happening during Women’s History Month — will take place in the new Ronay Menschel Hall, with a cocktail reception in the museum’s beautiful Rotunda space. 

The program will include a panel discussion moderated by:

Josh Taylor, host of the popular PBS series, Genealogy Roadshow, and President of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B). 

Panelists include: 

Carol Berkin, Presidential Professor of History and Women’s and Gender Studies, Emerita, of Baruch College & The Graduate Center, CUNY; 

Miriam Cohen, Professor Emerita of History at Vassar College; 

Valerie Paley, SVP, Director of New-York Historical Society’s Patricia D. Klingenstein Library. 

Guests will be able to learn more through this discussion about the impact of Clara Spence on adoption, the education of girls and women, and the history of New York City.  

Attendees will be invited to walk through the museum’s latest World City exhibit, all while learning more about the impact of Martha Heck Ulman and her enthralling biography. 

This free event is open to the public, but registration is required. RSVP here.