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Lunch and Learn: Harriet Emma Dean Powell with Prof. Marcia Thomas

Thursday, March 12
Starts at 12:10 PM

McLean County Museum of History
200 N. Main St, Bloomington IL 61701

From the battlefields of Shiloh and Vicksburg to the top of Pikes Peak and further west, John Wesley Powell and his wife Emma Dean spent the first ten years of their marriage on the move. Throughout the 1860’s, Emma was Powell’s traveling companion, nurse, ornithologist, and co-explorer.  Illinois Wesleyan Professor Emeritus,
Marcia Thomas takes a look at the life of these two adventurous and equal partners.