Join America’s Car Museum as we read Women at the Wheel: A Century of Buying, Driving, and Fixing Cars by Katherine J. Parkin. “In Women at the Wheel, Katherine J. Parkin illuminates the social implications of [the stereotypes that portray [women] as uninterested in automobiles and, more perniciously, as poor drivers] and shows how they have little basis in historical reality. With chapters on early driver’s education and licensing programs, and on buying, driving, and caring for cars, she describes a rich cast of characters, from Mary Landon, the first woman ever to drive in 1899, to Dorothy Levitt, author of the first automotive handbook for women in 1909, to Margie Seals, who opened her garage, “My Favorite Mechanic . . . Is a Woman,” in 1992.”
We are especially excited to announce that the author, Katherine J. Parkin will be joining us for our discussion!
The discussion and Q & A will take place on Zoom, March 7th at 6pm.
This book is available on Kindle and print.