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Fainting Couches and Women's Health
This program discusses changes in lifestyle that affected women's health in the 19th Century. Were women really as fragile as we are told? How many women were really dying in childbirth? How many stereotypes actually hold true? What did urban living and clothing have to do with a woman’s health?
This fascinating talk will address what kind of changes were made. It delves into clothing, exercise and psychology. It considers the rise of dress reform, physical exercise programs, etc. in bolstering women's health.
Learn the truth behind the myths from Susan Nenadic, who specializes in women’s history. She teaches women's history for non-credit programs at WCC, the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University. She’s a member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) where she began a study group on women's history.
Mill Race Historical Village is located at
215 Griswold in Northville, Michigan
No Admission – Donations Accepted
For more information contact the Northville Historical Society at 248-348-1845, Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.www.millracenorthville.org
|Where||Mill Race Village 215 Griswold St, Northville, MI 48167|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Who to bring||College Students, Moms, Singles, Teens, Seniors|
|Price||Free - Donations accepted|
More About Mill Race Village
Mill Race Village exists to preserve Northville's rich history. Free to the public, the "village" consists of a number of buildings arranged to give visitors the feeling of what pre-20th century Northville was like. Perfect for picnics and field trips, the Mill Race Village grounds host historic buildings that at one point were faced with demolition. The Northville Historical Society moved the buildings to Mill Race Village to provide residents with a link to their past.