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Eight professional Indiana artists created new pieces for “Call and Response: Creative Interpretations of Wylie House,” an artistic extension of the Wylie House Museum’s commitment to share the lesser-known histories of people associated with the home. Sponsored by the Arts & Humanities Council at Indiana University, “Call and Response” is part of Indiana Remixed, the Council's program celebrating the arts and ideas that shape Indiana today.
The Wylie Women reflect contradictions between the maternal ideal, represented in women’s advice literature, and the complex realities of Midwestern, middle-class childrearing in the late nineteenth-century. This generational study of Elizabeth Louisa Wylie Boisen, Margaret Wylie Mellette, and Sarah Seabrook Mitchell Wylie examines the effect of social and economic factors on mothering experiences, revealing a shared struggle to uphold the expectations of nineteenth-century women.
The Andrew Wylie and Theophilus Wylie families—five generations in all—occupied the Wylie House for nearly eight decades, from 1835 until 1913. In 1912, the family gathered at the Wylie House for one final visit to celebrate the 100th birthday of Theophilus Wylie’s wife, Rebecca. Click on the photographs in this exhibit to learn more about these five generations of Wylie family members and their connections to the Wylie House.