Past Meeting

At our public meeting on Sunday, March 16, 2014 the featured presentation was:

Clarissa Dillon (October 1999)
at Gadsby's Tavern
in Alexandria, VA

With Respect to Women

by Clarissa Dillon

Until the Bicentennial celebrations, women were seldom given the attention or investigation that can be found today. Their lives were not central in the public sphere, but at home, they had many responsibilities. This program will present some whose lives, activities, or constraints can help us see a fuller picture of 18th-century life. Some names are familiar but many are not.

Clarissa Dillon grew up in Chicago. She taught there and when she moved to Pennsylvania she taught in Radnor for 24 years. She has her doctorate in History from Bryn Mawr College and has been active in "living history" since 1973. Although much of her work involves using her research to produce foods, domestic medicines, and other products of 18th-century women's work, she enjoys the occasional "traditional" project.

This presentation was held at the Easttown Library & Information Center in Berwyn, PA.


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