School Schedule for Elizabethtown Female Seminary

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School Schedule for Elizabethtown Female Seminary

Description

Elizabethtown Seminary's curriculum was designed to be challenging. Science and math were given priority, and subjects included natural history, botany, physiology, atronomy, geology, mineralogy, chemistry, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Viola was often nervous before examinations and dedicated many hours to study.

She and the other students were assigned daily domestic tasks such as preparing meals and doing dishes. Some students also made pies or cakes. It could take up to 2 hours to wash dishes after a single meal.

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Stow Family Papers, Filson Manuscript Collection

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Citation

Viola Stow (1841-1912), “School Schedule for Elizabethtown Female Seminary,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed June 17, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/1060.