sepia-toned photo of young women under Ambassador BridgePhotos from the 1920s-30s era are part of a digital archive created by history students exploring everyday life of flappers in and around Windsor.

Project to cast light on local flappers

What was life like for the “modern girl” of the 1920s and ’30s in Windsor?

History students exploring the subject will share their initial findings — and a digital archive of related materials — in a free public presentation Wednesday, March 20, at the Walkerville Brewery.

Their project, under the supervision of history professor Christina Burr, examines how the young women called “flappers” understood and negotiated freedoms new to them over those decades, including leisure activities, work, education, fashion and consumption, and sport and athletics.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. at the brewery, located at 525 Argyle Rd.