Author Lorraine Duvall is set to give a talk on the history of A Woman’s Place, an intentional community located on property formerly known as Moose Mountain Lodge in Thurman, on June 3rd from 2 to 3:30 pm at the Thurman Town Hall.
Five to ten women lived at this Drexel Road site communally at any one time. They provided lodging for guests in four cabins and held retreats in the restored barn, offering self-help workshops at a time when women came together during the second wave of feminism.
Duvall will share what she’s learned from newspaper articles and interviews with women who were a part of the collective and neighbors who lived in Athol during its existence. A reception will follow the discussion.
Duvall will be interested in hearing memories of those in attendance at the 1972 to 1984 gathering.
The town hall is located at 311 Athol Rd., Athol.
If you are unable to make the meeting, or want to share your views privately, call Duvall (518) 576-9109, send an email firstname.lastname@example.org, or a letter to her at Lorraine Duvall, PO Box 246, Keene NY 12942.
Photo of Moose Mountain Lodge provided.