No. President George Washington did not sleep here. But guess who did? Actress and Activist Izetta Jewel made a career of reinventing herself. In the 1920s, following her marriage to the soon to be Union College dean of the engineering department, the newlyweds settled first in this home in the Historic Stockade of Schenectady neighborhood in Schenectady, New York.
"The skeptics say that honesty in politics is impossible. We want to say that we want a man who is fearlessly and uncompromisingly honest. Place honesty on our party banners this Fall. Nominate a man who is a doer as well as a thinker; a leader, fearless, honest, courageous; a leader among leaders, who will make a definite fight for clean politics, and watch the result." Actress and Activist Izetta Jewel, then of West Virginia, seconding the nomination of John W. Davis for President of the United States on June 24, 1924, at the Democratic National Convention at Madison Square Garden (1890) in New York, New York
So cool! Listening to Margaret Gibson's dear Aunt Izetta Jewel's performance as Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream broadcast from WGY in Schenectady, New York on April 4, 1929...from the collection at MiSci - Museum of Innovation & Science, Schenectady!
Stay tuned...planning November event and exhibit about actress and activist Izetta Jewel celebrating her life in Schenectady, New York and her role in the passage of The 19th Amendment and women's right to vote! Any guesses what this artifact on display at MiSci - Museum of Innovation & Science, Schenectady could be? If you guessed that this is the television used to air the first ever radio television drama, A Queens Messenger Returns from WGY in Schenectady, New York on September 11, 1928 give yourself a star!