Music + Arts

The Remarkables

This exhibition celebrates the faith-inspired work and lifetime achievement of 15 women from the 210-year history of this congregation. It is inspired by “Overlooked,” a recurring feature in The New York Times that debuted on March 8, 2018.

Sometimes we just have to revisit an idea because the time is right!

2020 is the year we remember, celebrate, and re-evaluate the contributions of the remarkable women who finally secured full citizenship with the passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution. On August 26th we honor the 100 year anniversary of the women’s right to vote.

Thinking of those women who worked so diligently for the right to vote, who sought to elevate their communities in a collaborative manner, aways striving for peace and growth, prompts us to remember women in our own community who have made a difference.

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, we welcome back the beloved exhibition, “15 Remarkable Women”.  Under the guidance of Communication Director, Tim Palmer (now retired), “15 Remarkable Women” was housed in our Chestnut Gallery during 2018 and will now permanently transition as “The Remarkables” within the virtual walls of fapc.org.

Now, meet—or re-meet—”The Remarkables”—those 15 dynamic women who called Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church their home. This includes Betsy Jackson, an enslaved woman of color who joined our “Cedar Street Church” in 1808 as one of its 26 founding members. It also includes Margaret Shafer whose tireless advocacy for the homeless made the evening news.

Jeanne Pape

Presented by the Arts & Our Faith Committee of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. This Exhibit was on view in The Gallery from September 2, 2018 through November 18, 2018.

Project Leads
Tim Palmer Curl, Jeanne Pape

Research
Dale Hansen, Archivist
Gail Crane, Judy Moseley

Design
Vasheena Brisbane