Women's charitable work before 1876

Centennial Records of the Women of Wisconsin

As the 100th anniversary of the American Revolution approached, a U. S. Centennial Commission was organized with one representative from each state and territory to plan a celebration. The result was the Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official World's Fair in the United States, held in Philadelphia. Women in each state, as well as men, were invited to contribute, and this book records one way that Wisconsin women participated. The volume, edited by Anna B. Butler, Emma C. Bascom, and Katharine F. Kerr,  describes the charitable and philanthropic work done over the previous 50 years by Wisconsin women, including articles on the early history of the Wisconsin Institution for Blind in Janesville, Milwaukee College, the Soldiers' Orphans' Home in Madison, and many other social service institutions. It also describes how women across the state celebrated the centennial of the Declaration of Independence and the beginning of the new country.

Related Topics: Industrialization and Urbanization
The Founding of Social Institutions
The Woman's Suffrage Movement
Creator: Butler, Anna B., et. al.
Pub Data: Madison, Wis.: Atwood and Culver, 1876. Digitized from a copy in the Wisconsin Historical Society, Library call. no. HV98 W6 W65 1876
Citation: Centennial Records of the Women of Wisconsin (Madison, Wis.: Atwood and Culver, 1876). Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1696; Visited on: 5/13/2021