In 1974, seven women left behind the life they knew and created a commune deep in the Adirondack Mountains. They called this community “A Woman’s Place,” reflecting their need to explore new ways of being during the second wave of the feminist movement.
Local author Lorraine Duvall’s ties to the community began with a retreat she attended in 1974. Forty-three years later, while revisiting the ideals of coming together in a communal environment, she met dozens of women who were part of A Woman’s Place. After listening to their stories and studying historical documents, she wrote about that important time in women’s history.
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