Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison
© Charles Parker, July 9, 1889
Library of Congress, Catalog #LC-USZ62-25798
Mrs. Benjamin Harrison Tent #2 is located in Broome County, NY and was founded February 11, 1892. They are the oldest surviving tent in NY State. The Tent is named for Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison, the first wife of the 23rd President of the United States, and the First Lady at the time the tent was founded. Caroline's father was a professor and an abolitionist. Her husband, Benjamin Harrison, served during the Civil War as a Colonel in the 70th Indiana Infantry, and was elected President in 1888. Caroline worked as a music teacher, and was a champion of women's causes. Notably, she helped guarantee that women would be admitted to Johns Hopkins Medical School.
Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each month, April through October, at 4:00pm in the Ahearn Room of the Broome County Public Library on Court St. in Binghamton, NY.
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