The most traveled woman in the Victorian era
A podcast exploring history and culture through the collections of the Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University
Ep. 5: Jessie Ackermann
Jessie Ackermann was probably the most traveled woman in the Victorian era, conducting eight world tours and visiting every continent except Antarctica. But these weren't leisure trips. Jessie was on a mission.
Above: Image of Jessie Ackermann, ca. 1890s
The World Through A Woman's Eyes was an exhibition at the Reece Museum about the life and work of Jessie Ackermann.
Amy Steadman, Reece Museum's Collections Manager.
"Recollections" is a production of the B. Carroll Reece Museum, a unit of the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. This episode was produced by Saro Lynch-Thomason, with assistance from the staff at the Reece Museum.