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Tuesday, April 11, 2017


free, drop-in.

What was it like to live with a physical disability at home in early America? How did that experience change over time? Nicole Belolan, Giordano Fellow in Public History at Rowan University, will explore how people used objects to live with infirmities at home from 1700-1900. Through a series of case studies highlighting artifacts ranging from bedsteads to wheelchairs to adult cradles, she will explore what changed and what stayed the same when it came to managing and living with physical disabilities before the era of curb cuts and accessible restrooms.

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