Ames History Museum - From Pioneer Tilden to National Leader Forker

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Topic — From Pioneer Tilden to National Leader Forker: Physical Education at Iowa State

Speaker — Jan Beran, Prof. Emerita, Iowa State University

From 1904 to 1944 at Iowa Agricultural College, Winifred Tilden, the first Head of the Department of Physical Culture, promoted physical activities for IAC's female students. Her legacy was carried forward by Barbara Forker as Department Chair of Physical Education for women and later men from 1948 to 1986, becoming a much admired national leader.

Beran will relate the stories of these forward-looking women, whose impact can easily be seen today. Both were committed to promoting physical activity as part of a woman's overall lifetime health and wellness.



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