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Historian Kathy Wilson presents Good Women & Bad Girls

Kathy Wilson will present an engaging program on 19th-century women’s history at Robey Memorial Library on February 4th.

The focus of this program is Victorian era attitudes about women with an emphasis on marriage, family, & health—including sex! (Admit it, you’re curious!). Discover what made Scarlett O’Hara such a “bad girl”, and why she disliked Melanie Wilkes so much.

A professional historian and educator, Kathy Wilson believes learning about the past can be fun as well as interesting. To prove that point, she draws on more than 20 years of experience to create programs that engage and entertain as well as educate her audiences.

Ms. Wilson received her BA in History from Bemidji State University in Minnesota, before traveling to England where she completed her Masters at the University of York. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Iowa and specializes in 18th and 19th-century British-American social history. Her dissertation investigates the role of kinship networks in the social transformations of Catholic families, 1760-1850.

Join us in the lower level Community Room on Saturday, February 4th at 1pm. Please contact Robey Memorial Library with questions: (563) 568-4424 or