Special Event

Women Visionaries and the Care of Older People,

1817 to the present

As we celebrate women’s history month, Terry Snyder, Librarian of the College and Visiting Associate Professor of History at Haverford College, and Neville Strumpf, President of the Ralston Center Board of Managers and Emeritus Professor of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania will offer an historical overview of care for older persons in Philadelphia, using the Indigent Widows and Single Women’s Society and Ralston Center as a prism of such efforts in the city and the nation. Library Company of Philadelphia Curator of Prints and Photographs, Sarah Weatherwax, will present an illustrated overview of the portrayal of elderly women throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries based on the Library’s graphics collections.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

On-site sign in 5:30 pm.  Program 6:00 pm

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

1300 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Tickets are freeRegister now.

For more information, contact Jean Papaj at 215-386-2984, jpapaj@ralstoncenter.org.

This event is co-sponsored by Ralston Center, The Historical Society of Philadelphia and The Library Company of Philadelphia.