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Arm Chair Traveler – Louisa May Alcott and Civil War Nursing
September 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Author of the classic children’s story, “Little Women”, and many others; Louisa May Alcott also served as one of 5000 women who worked in the Union Army hospitals during the Civil War. This presentation examines why Louisa May Alcott and many others left their homes to serve their country in hospitals and medical units for the Union Amy. Why did they go? What were their responsibilities? What type of conditions did they work in? These are just a few of the questions this presentation explores.
All ages welcome. Sign up required. Call 815.895.2500 ext 126.