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Conversations with the Past: “Aspic, Gelatine, and Rose Knox: The most famous businesswoman in America (that you never knew)”

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Speaker: Rachel Greenfield

What is it about aspic and gelatine that gave rise to the best-known female business owner and President in the country by the end of World War One? Who was this unknown woman and what were her recipes?

Rachel Greenfield will give a talk on Knox Gelatine and the history of its rise to prominence by recounting the story of Mrs. Charles B. (Rose) Knox, the company’s president and chairman from 1908-1947 and, for a time, the foremost businesswoman in America. Greenfield, who is writing a biography of Rose Knox, will speak about the many uses of Knox gelatine in foods and medicine. She will trace Knox’s growth, the country’s awareness of Mrs. Knox, and the legacy left by Mrs. Knox about how to manage home and work.

Knox Gelatine was located in Johnstown, New York. Greenfield’s presentation will be accompanied by many photos and information about this area of upstate New York.
This program is free but requires a reservation. To register, please call (518)793-2826.


July 10
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Chapman Museum


Chapman Museum
348 Glen Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801 United States
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