Aug 14 - From Private Sphere to Public Sphere: A History of Early 20th Century Oberlin Women
August 14 (Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.) From Private Sphere to Public Sphere: A History of Early 20th Century Oberlin Women
Did you know that Delphine Hanna, one of the first physical education instructors in the nation, taught at Oberlin College? Or that women's sports mentioned in the 1924 Oberlin High School yearbook included tennis, hiking, biking, swimming and basketball? Join Ohio History Service Corps Member, Sara Fisher, to explore how women’s physical athletic activities coincided with larger women’s social movements in Oberlin. Placing Oberlin in a larger historical context in terms of women’s social organization, Fisher discusses how the formation of social community organizations such as the Oberlin Village Improvement Society, and the work of prominent Oberlin women like Francis Gulick Jewett paved the way for social and health-related initiatives.
This program will also include an introductory anniversary salute to the wonderful relationship the Oberlin Heritage Center has had making history together with Kendal at Oberlin over the course of Kendal’s 25 amazing years. Location: Kendal at Oberlin’s Heiser Auditorium.