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“Material Worth Preserving: Care Labor and the Foxfire Project”

Join the Bartow History Museum for a presentation by Amelia Golcheski, a doctoral candidate in history at Emory University. Golcheski will be discussing Appalachia, care labor, and the Foxfire project. More specifically, she will discuss how the Foxfire project preserved southern Appalachian culture during a period of change and globalization (the 1960s-1980s), and womens important role in this preservation.

This lecture is free for BHM members. $7 for non-members.

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Get to Know the Speaker

Amelia Golcheski Heashot

Amelia Golcheski is a doctoral candidate in history at Emory University. Her research examines the professionalization of women’s care labor in central Appalachia at the end of the 20th century. She traces the development of unpaid labor in the home to jobs defined by care in the education, healthcare, and childcare professions. Her work argues that women’s labor, vital and unpaid in the industrial economy in the early 20th century, became central to the region’s post-industrial landscape. Before coming to Emory, Amelia received a Master’s in Public Humanities from Brown University and a Bachelor’s in History from Agnes Scott College.

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