27 Results for tag "Women"
5 Things You Might Not Have Known About Martha Washington
Learn five things you might not have known about America's First Lady—Martha Washington was an incredible woman in her own right. Read on to learn more.
How We Know What We Know About Milliner Margaret Hunter
Milliner Margaret Hunter was a single businesswoman in a male-dominated economic system in the 18th century. Read on to learn more about this incredible woman.
Cutting to the Chase
In the 18th century, gowns were made by cutting to the body for the perfect or stitching a new one based on an old garment. Learn more about the process.
To Makes Ends Meet: Working Women in the 18th Century
Explore the life of the working women in the 18th century. Learn how female participation in the workforce enabled America to become an economic superpower.
A Woman Computer
Finding a practical yet reliable method for determining longitude at sea was one of the major scientific quandaries of the 18th century. In 1759, John Harrison debuted his H4 chronometer which ran reliably enough to make the longitude calculation a simple multiplication problem. Unfortunately, devices like Harrison’s “longitude watch” remained …
Myth Busting with Martha
Ever wondered if there's any truth to the myths surrounding the Washingtons? Uncover the facts from the interpreter known for portraying Martha Washington.
The Ladies Advisory Committee
Discover how the Ladies Advisory Committee played an important role in restoring the interior decoration of John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library. Read to learn more.