Experience a tour of the Village with an urban historian who’ll tell you about the past of an enclave of feisty females.
- Kathleen Hulser is an urban historian and riot professor at the New School
- Discover how radical women in New York have made a mark on history
- Tour the Village as Kathleen shares stories of women who cross the line
There have always been women who’ve dared to step beyond society’s comfort zones and break the rules of the modern-day norm. And more often than not, when you look for those women in NYC’s past, you find them in the Village, long known as a neighborhood associated with pushing the boundaries.
Kathleen Hulser is an urban historian with an unquenchable thirst for the captivating tales these women have left in their wake. She’s also made it her mission to locate the spots around the city where these dangerous stories took place.
Go on a walking tour with Kathleen to the very spots where history was made. She’ll tell you the story of Rose Butler, a disobedient enslaved girl who tried to burn down her mistress’ house, and show you the site of the former Women’s House of Detention that held Angela Davis, a radical leader of both the Communist Party and the Black Panther Party.
As you continue on the trail of stories, Kathleen will paint a picture that will transform the New York you know today into an entirely different place where women rule the roads and reckless abandon runs wild.
This experience will be confirmed once at least 6 people have booked.
Meet the Host
Kathleen Hulser is an urban historian and adjunct professor at both Parsons and the New School where she teaches about riots and celebrations in the streets. She worked for 11 years as a public historian after completing her American History degree at NYU. From a very young age, she was intrigued...More about this host
Jennifer McKaigI brought my colleagues on this tour for a team bonding experience. It was unbelievably cool! We learned so much and it gave us great pride in this wonderful city. I want everyone I know to take this tour!
Eliyanna KaiserWe had a fabulous time with Kathleen! It was a perfect tour for our group. We learned tons and enjoyed every minute.
Adrienne CooperGreat, great tour! Really inspiring and thought provoking! Kathleen was such a great wealth of information on these brave women! My friend and I really enjoyed the tour and would definitely do another. I highly recommend!
Nicole SandryI booked this tour as a program for the residents in my college residence hall. Kathleen's expertise and tour opened my eyes to the history of New York City that I often take for granted and overlook. I did not know the dance studio I go to used to be a warehouse to sell horses! The tour is great for anyone who wants to find the hidden stories in the ever changing city. Kathleen is also a great person in general, very personable, and comes prepared and excited to share. Highly recommend this tour.
patricia jahnWonderful tour. Kathleen Hulser is extremely knowledgeable about her subject matter. We can't wait to go on another tour with her.
Jana LittletonKathleen was a gracious and knowledgeable host with lots of great stories about the "radical" women from the past ~100 years. Recommended!
Daniela ReinschLovely tour. Kathleen is a passionate, energetic guide, and I learned a lot. I must admit though that I got carried away by talking to some other participants, but I had a wonderful time.
Grainne O HaraSo glad to see Kathleen's tour selling out. She knows her stuff and knows how to share it in a way that brings the story to life!