Lectures

Benton County Historical Society Lecture

Ava Milam Clark: Oregon’s Home Economist

RESCHEDULED: Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 10:30 am

Corvallis Museum
411 SW Second St.
Corvallis, OR 97333

 Admission is free for Benton County Historical Society members, and $5 for non-members.

The Benton County Historical Society will host a lecture on June 30 by Kathleen McHugh, titled Ava Milam Clark: Oregon’s Home Economist. Ava Milam started in 1911 as a young professor of domestic science at Oregon Agricultural College (now Oregon State University.) Over four decades, she created the third largest school of home economics in the country, introducing the discipline to women across the globe and integrating science into the home.

Kathleen McHugh, a recent master’s graduate of Oregon State University’s program in History and Philosophy of Science, will present the lecture at the Corvallis Museum.