Long before Nancy Nicolas Hall appeard on the UWMadison Campus, a small home occupied that space. It was the Practice Cottage from 1912 until it’s demolition in the late 50s. In the early 60s the new structure was called the Home Management House. While the buildings changed the mission remained the same. To give students in the Human Ecology Department practical experiences in how to manage a household. In the 60s Barbara Tensfeldt was one of those students. In this episode of Radio Chipstone, Tensfeldt tells contributor Gianofer (JON nah fer) Fields about her experiences in the Home Management House.
About the author
Barbara Tensfeldt is a graduate from the School of Human Ecology at UW Madison and is now a Professional Volunteer at Oblrich Gardens. Gianofer (JON nah fer) Fields is an Art Historian and Material Culture contributor and curates the Radio Chipstone series. She is also the host of Refrangible, available on Spotify, Stitcher, iTunes or wherever else you get your podcasts. The project is hosted by the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and funded by the Chipstone Foundation; a decorative arts foundation whose mission is preserving and interpreting their collection, as well as stimulating research and education in the decorative arts.