Katharine’s Healthy Habits
Whether you’re near or far, our hotlines are blinging with our curators and staff members ready to share more Reynolda stories with you. In this Call-a-Curator, Director of Archives & Library Bari Helms looks at the timely circumstances that led to Katharine’s vision of her estate.
You may not know it, but germs were one of the main influences on how Reynolda came to be. Having experienced and witnessed the toll of various illnesses, Katharine Reynolds set out to create a place where her family could have healthy habits.
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From the 1910s to the late 1950s, the segregated community of Five Row was home to Reynolda’s African American farm workers and their families.
A new type of Southern woman, Katharine Reynolds combined the traditional role of wife and mother with progressive practices on healthy living, education, and agricultural reform.