Education Event: Working Together During the Progressive Era: The Legacy of Women's Clubs in Idaho
Monday, March 8, 2021 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
This presentation will explore the circumstances that allowed for the development of women’s clubs in the United States between the mid-to-late 1800s and early 1900s and the underlying ideologies and sentiments that spurred the Progressive Era. With this foundation the presentation will then explore the emergence of women’s clubs in Idaho, the specific work of these clubs, and the impact that these clubs had in their communities. The work of club women at the turn of the century supported various facets of the community, including health, education, the arts and humanities, and political and civic engagement. The presentation will end with an exploration of how some of these clubs adapted and continued to serve their community well into the 20th and 21st centuries, and how, thanks to the record keeping of these organizations, we (with the help of historians) can learn from the women leaders of the past.
Presented by HannaLore Hein, State Historian.
A Zoom link and instructions will be sent when you RSVP.
Please note: this event will be recorded.