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History in Focus: The Life of Widows

March 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free

Explore historical topics in detail with staff-led specialty tours that use the historic structures and artifacts as touchstones to the past. Life for a 19th century widow has been referred to as “Civil Death.” Learn how the existence of a woman following her husband’s death depended heavily on the kindness of male relatives. Explore how the Sheppard women of Meadow Farm fared as they outlived their spouses, often by decades.

Details

Date:
March 9
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://henrico.us/rec/

Venue

Meadow Farm
3400 Mountain Road
Glen Allen,VA23060
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Phone:
804-652-1418
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