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Civil War Women’s Day

Title:Civil War Women’s Day
Date & Time:Sat Mar 30, 2024 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Rd. (Map This)
Event Details:Learn about the dress, skills, and contributions of women during the Civil War from historical interpreters who will present on-going talks, displays, and demonstrations. Interpreters will explore women’s roles on the home front, in camp, and on the battlefield. Featured topics will include soldiers’ aid societies and relief efforts that were typically launched by women to support both armies during the war. Interpreters in Union uniform will explore the theme of women who disguised themselves as soldiers during the war and will address the challenges experienced by the hundreds of women who served in the army. Learn how women and girls supported the war effort through industry and craft, and pursued new work roles, from the home and farm to the city and factory. Displays include 19th-century tableware, and a hands-on opportunity to learn about the everyday clothing of women and girls. The event is weather dependent.
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Family, Fort Ward Museum, Museums, Women, Women History

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