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The Not So Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife

The Not So Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife

Binge-watch Vikings, Turn, or Frontier, and you’ll see people being disemboweled, tortured, and decapitated – but you won’t see anything about menstruation, chamber pots, birth control, breastfeeding, or poopy babies. It’s 2020!  Even though Google cars have been invented and women won the vote almost 100 years ago, these “unsanitary” subjects still make people uncomfortable and are omitted from history.

Discover what life was really like for New England’s colonial women – because we’ve always been curious. For instance – in an era when underwear hadn’t been invented, what did women do when they had their periods? Perhaps women need to be reminded of how far we’ve come in order to see how far we still can go.

 This presentation isn’t about spinning wheels or quilting bees – it explores the engrossing “taboo” subjects omitted from history. Velya Jancz-Urban’s enthusiastic delivery is funny and frank. Laugh, grimace, and honor our foremother’s journeys while learning about the little-known issues faced by New England’s colonial women.

Date:
Monday, March 30, 2020
Time:
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location:
Oakland - Meeting Room
Audience:
  Adults  
Registrations open at 6:30pm Monday, March 2, 2020

Event Organizer

Oakland Library