To The Madhouse: Female Incarceration in 19th Century Asylums for the Insane

  • Surratt House Museum 9118 Brandywine Road Clinton, MD, 20735 United States

Our foremothers with mental, emotional, and physical problems were often committed to asylums for the insane because these women did not conform to society’s definition of proper womanhood. This program will focus on such institutions, their care for the patients, and 19th-century cultural expectation of females. FREE

Credit: ushistoryscene.com

Credit: ushistoryscene.com