Call the (North Carolina) Midwife

Sunday, March 19, 3 p.m.

Lisa Yarger, Oral Historian

A folklorist and former Museum of History curator, Yarger recently finished Lovie: The Story of a Southern Midwife and an Unlikely Friendship, a book that details her relationship with Lovie Beard Shelton. Her talk will compare European-based practices (as featured in the popular PBS series Call the Midwife) with Shelton's experiences as a midwife who delivered 4,000 babies from 1950 to 2001 in the homes of women throughout eastern North Carolina. A book signing will follow the program.

Eventbrite - Presentation and Book Signing: Call the (North Carolina) Midwife