RILL Classes May 9: Women in Colonial Virginia

05.09.2018 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Wednesday, May 9

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Offered in partnership with Rappahannock Community College’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning program (RILL), this course examines the lives of women in seventeenth and eighteenth-century Virginia. It explores the world Powhatan Indian, English and African women made in the colony and the ways gender, race and ethnicity intersected to shape women’s roles. Topics include law, sex, marriage, property, work, family, children, speech and entrepreneurship, among others. The course looks at how immigration, unbalanced sex ratios, a dispersed population, high mortality rates, servitude and slavery, and English efforts to create a patriarchal society influenced women as Virginia moved from a colony to a new commonwealth.

Location: Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems, Virginia 22576

Fee: $35, CLICK HERE to register and pay online