Moorhead, MN 56560
In honor of Women's History Month, enjoy a talk by Dr. Ashley Baggett, assistant professor at NDSU, entitled "Progressive Era Women: Public Housekeeping and Beyond."
From 1880 to 1920, Progressive women created what one historian dubbed “a female dominion in American reform.” Substantial female networks often overlapped with women participating in and supporting various measures, such as Prohibition and labor regulations. These contacts and networks, however, went far beyond what many have assumed. The carefully constructed language of “public housekeeping” gave women a foothold into politics by claiming women’s need to maintain the house extended to cleaning up the larger community. Some women in the Progressive Era went beyond public housekeeping alone and wielded these new positions to push for women’s rights, leaving a legacy that still impacts women today.
After the talk, enjoy light refreshments from Rustica Eatery & Tavern and explore one of Moorhead's most historic homes.
2018-03-20 18:30:00 2018-03-20 18:30:00 America/Chicago Progressive Era Women, 1880-1920 Comstock House