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Iowa's Misbehaving Women

Overview

It’s been said that well-behaved women rarely make history. As it turns out, Iowa has plenty of women who made history by behaving in uncommon ways -- but their accomplishments have been overlooked or ignored. Author Cheryl Mullenbach has uncovered the stories of some of the state’s misbehaving women and invites you to learn more about these heroic, amusing, imaginative and nervy individuals. Learn about a riverboat captain, policewoman, Civil War officer, inventor, Spanish-American War nurse, ambulance corps worker -- plus one woman managed a stable and sold cigars. Many of their accomplishments were well known in their own time but have been forgotten over the years, so let’s fix that. Let’s take time to remember. This program is part of the Summer School Lecture Series.

Iowa's Misbehaving Women