According to the Department of Labor, construction is a “nontraditional” career field for women because women account for fewer than 25% of the registered workforce. The term “nontraditional”, however, implies that women did not and do not traditionally participate in construction work. This is inaccurate. This misconception erases women’s contribution to historic structures and is a disservice to present-day women working in building trades. This webinar delves into women’s roles in construction, historically and today.
Join us for the 2020-21 Docomomo US National Symposium where we explore our thematic vision which views innovation and change through the lens of the modern movement. Experience Chicago’s history and the prospects for the recognition, interpretation, preservation and extension of these forms and ideas of modernism in the middle of America.
While we will not physically be together, the online format will provide excellent opportunities for participating in educational sessions, experiencing tours, and connecting with speakers, sponsors and each other. We also find it exciting that virtual events break down many of the financial and geographic barriers to participation for what we expect will be our largest Symposium attendance ever.
Lee Preston, Jr. is a retired Archaeologist in Howard County and a great friend of the Howard County Historical Society. Lee has done work on many of the major sites in Howard County, including work related to the Iron Industry in Elkridge during the Colonial period.
Hosted by Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc.
The guests of honor at this event have been dead for 200 years. For the first time, see forensic facial reconstructions of two enslaved African Americans from Catoctin Furnace. The unveiling will take place 6-9 pm and will include a short presentation about the 200 year old mystery brought to life. The evening will include hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and music. All proceeds will go directly to the completion of the Museum of the Ironworker in historic Catoctin Furnace.