Cost: 16 members; $20 non-members
Event Location: Senior Center
1200 Raintree Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone: 970-221-6644
Mary Rippon was the University of Colorado's first female professor. Unofficially, she also was its first dean of women, role-modeling and "mothering" her female students. They didn't know, however, that "Miss Rippon", as they called her, was secretly married to one of her male students and had a child. Boulder area historian Silvia Pettem will present "Separate Lives: The Story of Mary Rippon" - a tale that digs deeply into Victorian mores, follows the odd parallels in the life of Mary's child, and reveals why both mother and child took their personal lives to their graves.
Note: Free transportation, special diet, and reserved table accommodations will be made upon request. Call 970.221.6644 to make requests.