“Go to the Lands of Darkness”: Female Education on Illinois Frontier, 1820-1850

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

  • Illinois State Museum, Springfield

Event Venue: 

Thorne Deuel Auditorium

Event Audience: 

Adult
Teen

Fee: 

Free and open to the public

Paul Mickey Learning Series presented by Jenny Barker

Between 1820 and 1850, women typically migrated to Illinois from New England and the Upper South as members of families. Without access to most professions, lines of credit, or political rights, unmarried women rarely had the means to seek opportunities in the West. Yet a handful of educated, single women answered calls for teachers. The networks and institutions they created shaped communities throughout the state and laid the foundations for the women's right movements.

Each month, the Paul Mickey Learning Series features a different speaker and topic in the Auditorium at the Illinois State Museum. For additional information, please contact events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or (217) 558-6696.

Female Education on Illinois Frontier

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