Spring Speakers Series Talk: A Woman's Work is Never Done - 19th Century Housekeeping in Bloomington

April 3rd 2015 @ 3:00pm to @ 4:00pm
Wylie House Museum's Morton C. Bradley Jr. Education Center
317 E. Second St.
Bloomington, IN 47401

Join Sheryl Vanderstel, Food Historian and Wylie House Docent, as she explores the ins and outs of daily life in the 1830s and 40s and the challenges of keeping house in the growing, Western town of Bloomington. Margaret Wylie (wife of IU's first president, Andrew Wylie) filled her days with cleaning, cooking, laundry, gardening, sewing - the list is endless!  How did she do it? This talk will look at the myths and realities of a woman's life in the mid-19th century.


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10:00am - 2:00pm All hours

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Wylie House Museum
307 E. 2nd St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Carey Beam
Carey Beam - Director
(812) 856-2353