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Join the Museum as it welcomes author and historian Dr. Karin Wulf to discuss the lives of everyday women in Revolutionary America. In particular, she’ll explore the ways in which 18th-century women’s stories may deviate from our common perceptions of them as wives and mothers in practice or “in training.” Bring your questions, and leave with new stories and ideas for incorporating the diversity and complexity of women’s lives into your classroom. This program is presented in conjunction with the new in-museum and online virtual exhibit, When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807.

Bank of America and Comcast NBC Universal are presenting sponsors of When Women Lost the Vote, with additional support provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, and a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

About Dr. Karin Wulf

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Wulf is the Executive Director of the Omohundro Institute of Early American history & Culture as well as a historian of early America, specifically gender, family, and political culture in 17th- and 18th-century British America and the Anglo-Atlantic world. She is also Professor of History at William & Mary and the author or editor of award-winning scholarly books and essays. She is completing a new book, Lineage: The Politics and Practice of Genealogy in Eighteenth-Century British America, and is an academic director of the international collaboration, the Georgian Papers Programme.

Wulf’s service includes co-founding Women Also Know History, a media and curriculum tool for promoting the work of women historians. Launched as a social media campaign in 2017, the website was launched in 2018 and now hosts profiles for over 3,300 women historians.

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When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story

October 2, 2020 - April 25, 2021
When Women Lost the Vote explored the little-known history of the nation’s first women voters and examined the political conflicts that led to their voting rights being stripped away.
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