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The Love, Lure, and Lore of the Clothesline
The first session will help to revive memories of simpler times when laundry was always hung to dry outdoors -- when folks went “online” without the Internet! There will be washday history, sociological issues of ethnic stereotypes in the laundry industry, the role of feminism, industrialization, culture, and ecology. Anne will share laundry poetry, personal stories, and the opportunity to consider the clothesline in ways never before appreciated. The second session will illustrate how artists and photographers have captured the beauty of the clothesline in a wide variety of ways, and how the routine of hanging laundry out to dry sets minds free to create. Anne Lawrence has been a clothesline historian and hobbyist for over 30 years.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : History and Culture
Date(s) : 12/05/2019 - 12/12/2019
Day of Week : Thursdays
Time : 3:30–5:30pm
Location : Turner Senior Resource Center, Debrodt Room
Address : 2401 Plymouth Road,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Instructor : Lawrence Anne
Fee : $15.00
Event Status : COMPLETED