Orchard House 2004 Summer Conversational Series
Schedule: Intensive Workshop Programs

“Work is My Salvation …”
Women & Work in the 19th Century

July 12
9:00-9:30 Coffee and Registration

Kathryn Tomasek
Women and Work

10:45-11:45 Melissa MacFarland Pennell
Living by the Clock and the Bell: Female Operatives in Lowell, Massachusetts
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Sandra “Sam” Brzoza
Have Lamp will Travel – Nursing in the 19th Century
2:15-3:15 Michael Pierson
Women and Work in Louisa May Alcott’s Hospital Sketches

July 13
9:00-9:30 Coffee and Registration
9:30-10:30 Laurie Carter Noble
Melting Mountains of Ice: Olympia Brown’s Journey to Ministry
10:45-11:45 Sarah Wider
Women Working in the Arts
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Dawn Adiletta
Working Towards Independence: The Career of Catharine E. Beecher
2:15-3:15 Orchard House Staff
Book Discussion: Work, Louisa May Alcott

July 14
9:00-9:30 Coffee and Registration
9:30-10:30 Carolyn Maibor
Labor Pains: Emerson, Hawthorne and Alcott on Work and the Woman Question
10:45-11:45 Jan Turnquist and Guest Panel
Panel discussion: The Alcott Women at Work
12:00-12:30 Closing Conversation

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