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Women’s History In Clarksville: The Federation of Women’s Clubs and their Impact on the Community

August 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free to the public; does not include Museum admission   

Women’s History In Clarksville: The Federation of Women’s Clubs and their Impact on the Community with Cate LiaBraaten, Assistant Professor of History at Austin Peay

Throughout the twentieth century, women in Clarksville, Tennessee, were avid participants in social, educational, civic, and philanthropic clubs. Like women across the country, middle class Clarksvillians met regularly, followed parliamentary procedure, and sought to improve their communities. The Clarksville Federation of Women’s Clubs was a “club of clubs”—members of various organizations came together to collaborate on events and share resources. One of the most significant accomplishments of this organization was the founding of the Montgomery County Library. The Clarksville Federation of Women’s Clubs was affiliated with both the Tennessee Federation of Women’s Clubs and the General Federation—linking Clarksville clubwomen to their counterparts across the country and around the world. This talk examines how these middle-class women worked together in a quasi professional setting and discusses their impact on Clarksville.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged.

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Details

Date:
August 4
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Organizer

Customs House Museum & Cultural Center
Email:
visitorservices@customshousemuseum.org

Venue

Customs House Museum & Cultural Center
200 South 2nd Street
Clarksville, TN 37040
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Phone:
931-648-5780