May Wharton, founder of the Uplands Retirement Village in Pleasant Hill, Tenn., will be one of the subjects of a Monday talk at an American Association of University Women meeting at the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church.
Dr. Wharton, who came to Pleasant Hill in 1917, was called “Doctor Woman.”
Monday’s talk by W. Calvin Dickinson, a retired history professor at Tennessee Tech, starts at 11:30 a.m. Dickinson will also talk about Dr. Dora Lee Wilder, the first woman to receive a medical license in Tennessee, early in the 19th century.
The title of the talk is “Drs. Dora Lee Wilder and May Wharton: Medical Pioneers on the Cumberland Plateau.”
Reservations for the luncheon may be made by calling either Marge Congdon at (865) 483-3120 or Mary Uziel at (865) 483-1043. The luncheon of soup, sandwiches, and desert will be provided by The Soup Kitchen at a cost of $7.
The public is invited to attend. The program will begin at noon, with lunch served at 11:30 a.m.