Historical Presentation

Prostitution in the 19th Century by Shelby Mattice

Wednesday, March 27 at 7:00

National Women’s History Month presentation by Shelby Mattice on Prostitution in the 19th Century. Join Shelby Mattice as she describes life for working women in the 19th century.

  • All welcome
  • Registration Required
A companion book is suggested but not required to attend the presentation:
The Murder of Helen Jewett by Patricia Cline Cohen
In 1836, the murder of a young prostitute made headlines in New York City and around the country, inaugurating a sex-and-death sensationalism in news reporting that haunts us today. Patricia Cline Cohen goes behind these first lurid accounts to reconstruct the story of the mysterious victim, Helen Jewett.