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Helen Steiner Rice Exhibit Preview

Be one of the first to see a sneak preview of the new Helen Steiner Rice exhibit at the Moore House that is set to open in 2020 in honor of Lorain’s spirited and beloved poet.  This preview exhibit will feature artifacts and archival materials from the estate of Helen’s sister Gertrude Steiner that have recently been gifted to the Lorain Historical Society.  A sampling of Helen’s hats, clothes, photographs and poetry will be on view.  We are proud to announce that in the Spring of 2020 history themed tours of the Moore House will be offered highlighting the life of Helen and her sister Gertrude.

 Light refreshments will be served at the preview and for this reason, reservations are required.  Please call 440-245-2563 or email to reserve your place.   Admission is $5, payable at the door.

Helen Steiner Rice was an American writer of religious and inspirational poetry. Born in Lorain, Ohio on May 19, 1900, she began work for a public utility company and progressed to the position of advertising manager, which was rare for a woman at that time.  In 1929, Helen married Franklin Dryden Rice, a bank vice president in Dayton, Ohio.  After the stock market crash in October that year, Franklin lost his job and his investments.

Rice became a successful businesswoman and lecturer, but found her most satisfying outlet in writing verse for the greeting card company Gibson Greetings.  The demand for her poems became so great that her books are still selling steadily after many printings, and she has been acclaimed as "America's beloved inspirational poet laureate".

Location: The Moore House Museum; 309 W. 5th St., Lorain

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