Ada Gates Patton - "Full Circle: The Unexpected Lives of Two Revolutionaries"

 On October 29, Ada will give a talk on Henry Burden - a pivotal inventor, engineer, and businessman who created the machines that fueled the Industrial Revolution - and herself, his great, great granddaughter. Ada is a New York debutant and actress who became the first woman to shoe racehorses in the US and Canada. She is an internationally-known farrier and has been featured in everything from the International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame to the 1984 Olympic Games to Late Night With David Letterman. Admission is $10, free to NSLM members. RSVP to Anne Marie Barnes, Educational Programs Manager & Fellowship Advisor, at


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