Upcoming Events at the JHU Museums
  • Nov 1
    Elisabeth Gilman: Crusader for Justice by Ross Jones
    November 1, 2018  |  6:30 PM8:30 PM

    Author Talk & Book Signing

    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library (Bakst Theatre) Price: $8 public, free for members of the JHU Museums and JHU faculty, staff, and students with J-Card. Purchase Tickets

    Seating is limited and advanced registration is recommended: online through Eventbrite or by calling 410-516-0341. 


    Evergreen Museum & Library and the Evergreen House Foundation invite you to learn about Elisabeth Gilman (1867-1950), an unheralded heroine of the early 20th-century progressive movement. As the youngest daughter of Daniel Coit Gilman, founding President of Johns Hopkins University, “Miss Lizzie” grew up privileged but spent her entire adult life advocating and agitating for social justice and reform. Ross Jones, the author of the new biography Elisabeth Gilman: Crusader for Justice, will discuss the extraordinary life of this irrepressible and influential Baltimorean. Book signing and reception to follow.


    Before retiring in 2003, Ross Jones spent more than four decades in various administrative roles for Johns Hopkins University, including Vice President and Secretary. An alumnus of Johns Hopkins, he earned a graduate degree in journalism from Columbia University. Previously he had worked briefly as a reporter for newspapers in Pennsylvania and New York.