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Lecture Discusses Education of Early Latter-day Saint Women

  • November 8, 2012
November 8, 2012

Andrea Ventilla, a doctorate student in the Education Department at the University of Pécs in Hungary, will deliver a lecture about education among early Latter-day Saint women between 1875 and 1896 on Thursday, November 8, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. mountain standard time in the main floor auditorium of the Church Office Building, located at 50 E. North Temple Street in Salt Lake City.

The education of Latter-day Saint women in the late 19th century was similar to women’s education generally on the American frontier. For example, the increasing demand for women professionals could be satisfied only by vocational education. Ellis Shipp left Utah to study at the Philadelphia Women’s Medical College, then returned to Utah and practiced as a doctor. She went on to establish the School of Nursing and Obstetrics in 1879, thereby helping to educate Latter-day Saint women.

This event is the final in the 2012 lecture series, “Men and Women of Faith,” sponsored by the Church History Department. Information about previous lectures can be found at the Men and Women of Faith website.

The Church History Department, through the Church History Museum, also sponsors an Evenings at the Museum event series to provide patrons with inspirational experiences through immersion in Church history, art, music, and culture.

The remaining event for 2012 will be a concert and lecture with Latter-day Saint singer Alex Boyé on October 19 at 7:00 p.m. mountain daylight time at the Church History Museum theater. This event requires tickets, which will be available starting September 27 by calling 801-240-9573. Visit the Evenings at the Museum website for more information.