The Dartmouth Historical and Arts Society announces the presentation of two discussions via Zoom for a virtual celebration of Women’s History Month on Sunday March 28 at 3:00 p.m.
Two experienced local researchers, authors and storytellers will discuss important and relevant topics for women’s history.
Judith Navas Lund will share her knowledge and findings from her research on the education of girls in our ancient history, and Peggi Medeiros will discuss the great contributions to the children of Dartmouth by a former resident of the Rotch Jones Duff House in New Bedford, Amelia Jones. .
âMaking samplers was part of the education of many girls in the 19th century,â Lund said of her presentation planned for the event. âEqual education for boys? Not really. The Quakers could have claimed equal education for both sexes, but they were a religious group.
âOthers sent their children to private schools before the creation of public schools. I will examine the physical evidence of this education of the girls,
looking at samplers and newspaper ads, and what little we know about these schools. “
Medeiros explained the nature of his presentation.
“Amelia Jones and her two sisters are the least known of the families who lived in the
Rotch Jones Duff House, âMedeiros said. âAmelia’s mother passed away young and the family was taken care of by their father. Amelia grew up caring for children through her job in Dartmouth, which is often forgotten today. “
All friends, members and history buffs are encouraged to register for this event by visiting the DHAS website at https://dartmouthhas.org/events.html. Once registered, the user will receive by e-mail all the instructions to participate via Zoom.