History of Women’s Health in Greenwich Village

With Lucie Levine

[In-person tour] In light of the recent overturn of Roe vs Wade, let’s look back at the history of women’s health in Greenwich Village, once home to this nation’s first female physician, its earliest visiting nurses, its first female public health expert, its leading birth control advocates, its queer and trans health pioneers and even its largest pre-Roe abortion referral service (founded by Village-based clergy!). This tour with Lucie Levine will delve into women’s health advocacy beginning as early as the 1840s, and consider how it intersected with many other fights for equality being waged in the Village and around the nation.

In-person tours are limited to 25 attendees, last approximately 90 minutes to 2 hours, and are held outdoors. Walking tours bring individuals into close proximity with each other, we therefore recommend that all tour goers wear masks during the tours, regardless of vaccination status. Your tour guide and your fellow tour participants will thank you for your cooperation. Should the tours happen to venture indoors, many places require masks and/or proof of vaccination, so please be prepared to have both with you.

Saturday, July 9
11:00 AM

In-person tour (meeting location delivered in registration confirmation email)

Member: $20
Non-member: $30

The James Roosevelt House at 56 Bleecker Street in Manhattan. Photo: Ted Mineau.