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The Romance and Reaping of Riven Rock

March 9, 2023 @ 5:30 am PST

In 1904 Katharine Dexter wed Stanley McCormick, heir to the McCormick reaper fortune, and the couple soon moved to the fabulous 87-acre McCormick estate in Montecito, Riven Rock. Their happiness was short-lived as Stanley’s progressive mental illness took its toll. Katharine stood by her husband through lengthy court battles with the family over his care until his death in 1947.

A remarkable woman, the second woman to earn a degree at M.I.T., she was instrumental in founding the League of Women Voters and was a staunch supporter of women’s reproductive rights, funding research in the development of the birth control pill as well as becoming a major Santa Barbara philanthropist.

About the Film:
Written by Tina Love & David Bradstreet
Directed by Tina Love
Produced by Frank McGinity & Tina Love Digital Productions
Narrated by Ed Asner

Ticket information:
Free entry for members, guests $5. Reservation recommended.

MEMBERS: To reserve your space, please contact reception@sbhistorical.org or call (805) 966 – 1601.
NONMEMBERS: Link to purchase tickets can be found at www.sbhistorical.org/events/


March 9, 2023
5:30 am PST
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