April 12, 2011

No Place for a Woman

I never thought I'd use that as a headline, but it's the title of a Dryden Town Historical Society talk this Thursday:

In 2011 we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the U.S. Civil War. Tales of famous battles and heroic efforts will be retold and reanalyzed. Unfamiliar stories will also come to light including the role women played on both sides of the battle lines. On Thursday, April 14th, Carol Kammen, will address this unheralded service in "No Place for a Woman: Civil War Nurses from Tompkins County." Ms. Kammen is the Tompkins County Historian who writes a weekly column for the Ithaca Journal and has published several books on local history.

Join the Dryden Town Historical Society at 7 PM in the Dryden Village Hall (at the corner of South and George Streets) to learn more about the invaluable contributions made by local women in caring for the wounded and the dying during the tragic years of the Civil War.

The doors will open at 6:30 PM and, as always, this event is free and open to all.

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