The hewitt sisters |  short stories

Step into 1890s Manhattan and explore the stories of the women who founded Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Hear from curators and historians who have studied the legacy of Sarah and Eleanor Hewitt—their lives, travels, and the making of a museum.   

This program will feature four short mini-talks in breakout rooms with an audience Q & A. Speakers will include Matilda McQuaid, Acting Curatorial Director, Cooper Hewitt; Matthew Kennedy, Publishing Associate, Cooper Hewitt; Pamela Horn, Director of Cross-Platform Publishing and Strategic Partnerships, Cooper Hewitt; and Sue Shutte, Historian at Ringwood Manor. 

Participants over 21 are invited to join us with a Hewitt sisters-inspired cocktail developed by mixologist Claire Sprouse of Hunky Dory. Those under 21 are encouraged to join with a mocktail. Recipes for both will be included in an e-mail to registrants.   


This free program will be hosted through Zoom, with the option to dial in as well. Details will be emailed to you upon registration. This program includes closed captioning. For general questions or if we can provide additional accessibility services or accommodations to support your participation in this program, please email us at or let us know when registering.​