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Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute

May 20, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Category: Special Event
Location: Walter Reuther Library
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

An evening reception in the atrium of the Walter Reuther Library, on Wayne State University's campus in midtown Detroit. View our exhibit charting the history of Merrill Palmer and its impact on Detroit. Light refreshments included.

Panels summarize multiple themes of Merrill Palmer's history, including:

  • The Bequest
  • Struggling for Direction
  • The Daring Experiment
  • Science for Change
  • Exclusion & Inclusion

Dr. Kyle Ciani, Professor, Department of History at Illinois State University, will provide remarks. Dr. Ciani specializes in the histories of women and gender across the Americas and has written about the women of the Merrill-Palmer School.

To reserve your spot through Eventbrite, click here.

For information on our companion event, a May 21 symposium, click here.

For more information about this event, please contact Cheryl Deep at 313-664-2607 or