Ogden Museum Book Club: Mississippi Women


Join Odgen Museum docent Maureen O’Dwyer for a discussion of Mississippi Women: Their Histories, Their Lives (edited by Martha H. Swain, Elizabeth Anne Payne, and Marjorie Julian Spruill) at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art (925 Camp St).

Mississippi Women enriched the understanding of women’s roles in the state’s history through profiles of notable, though often neglected, individuals. The volume explores the historical forces that have shaped women’s lives in Mississippi. Covering an expanse from early European settlement through the course of the twentieth century, the essays in the second volume acknowledge the state’s diverse cultural and physical landscapes as they discuss how issues of race, gender, and class affected women’s lives in various private and public spheres.

The Ogden Museum Book Club will meet approximately every 6 weeks. Members may arrive at 5:30 PM. Discussion will begin at 6 PM and last approximately an hour.

The club is free for Ogden Museum members. However, please email Ellen Ballin, Education Manager, at ebalkin@ogdenmuseum.org to attend.