Eunice Foote's Education
Troy Female Seminary, Troy, New York
Troy Female Seminary, established in 1821 by Emma Hart Willard in Troy, New York, was the first in the country founded to provide young women with an education comparable to that of college-educated young men. At the time of the seminary’s founding, women were barred from colleges. Although academies for girls existed, their curricula were limited to such “female arts” as conversational French and embroidery.