Modern Nineteenth-Century Lady Naturalist


I’m calling what I do urban #sciart performance, historical interpretation. And I’m saying I’m qualified to do it because I was an English major with a minor in Marine Science, and I went to graduate school for Museum Studies, and most important: I am a big nerd. I love the history of women in nineteenth-century science and their clothes, and I’ve been dressed as Mary Elizabeth Banning (1822-1903), “the mother of Maryland mycology” for most of the past month.

I go as Mary Elizabeth Banning to the store—people think possibly that I’m Amish or a Ren Fest escapee…


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