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Women's Work: Women as Global Actors in the 18th Century

Global Woman
November 2, 2017
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Join us as area scholars, museum staff, and enthusiasts of history and antiques gather at Gunston Hall for a one-day symposium. This program will help write-in some of the very people who were previously (and often unintentionally) written out of eighteenth-century records – women – by examining and thoughtfully unpacking the history behind the objects they made and interacted with. Our assembly of speakers will focus on sharing the interesting and seldom told stories of women, both free and enslaved, as skilled leaders, discerning consumers, fashionable people, and champions of American liberties.

Samantha Dorsey, Curator of Collections, George Mason’s Gunston Hall.
"Gunston Hall: A Woman’s Place.”
Allyson Poska, Professor of History, University of Mary Washington.
"The Woman of the House: Rethinking Early Modern Women's Authority"
Jessie MacLeod, Associate Curator of Decorative Arts, George Washington’s Mount Vernon.
"Lives Bound Together: Enslaved Women at Mount Vernon”
Amy Froide, Professor of History, University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
“Women as Managers of Wealth and Property in 18th-century England and America.”
Alden O’Brien, Clothing Curator, The Daughters of the American Revolution Museum.
“Women and the Politics of Fashion After the Revolution.”

Reception to follow.

$95 Registration, $85 for Friends and Volunteers of Gunston Hall, $45 for students
Early Bird pricing available through October 26 on Full and Friends/Volunteer/Professional Registrations.

To register online please visit our Registration Page.  To register over the phone, please call 703-550-9220.

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