Straight-laced Girls, Uptight Ladies & Loose Women
February 4th at 7 pm on Zoom
WBPL is excited to cohost renowned local historian Kathy Wilson live via Zoom, alongside our friends at the Mechanicsville Public Library!
In the first program of her series on 19th-century women’s history, Kathy looks at the changing role of American women from colonial times through the Victorian era, including what it means to be “straight-laced and uptight”. Discover what corsets and gun clubs have in common, how the house took on new importance for our female ancestors, and why a man’s home wasn’t really his castle, but rather his wife’s!