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Bringing Local History to Life: Women of the Civil War

Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Age Group(s): All Ages
Date: 3/9/2013
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Description:
 The War Between the States may have been fought by great armies of men, but women filled many vital roles in society and even in the military. Women such as Clara Barton and Dorothea Dix immediately come to mind, but what about Minnesota’s women? This program highlights the incredible stories of Minnesota women who served the army in many different ways and kept the home fires burning throughout the four years of the Civil War. Some were dedicated enough to continue working for veterans after the war. Their stories, long overlooked and forgotten, bring a new perspective to the history of America’s most bloody war.

This free program is offered in partnership with Anoka County Historical Society and is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Visit anokacountylibrary.org or call 763-712-2322 for more information.
Library: Northtown Library    Mapquest link
Location: Northtown Meeting Room