Presidents' Day Program:
Portrayal—Clara Barton, Civil War Nurse
Monday, February 20, 2012 (Presidents’ Day)
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Free for Museum members; $5 per family for non-Museum members
Clara Barton earned fame as the first woman to serve as a nurse on the front lines of a battlefield. This first-person program, given by Leslie Goddard, introduces Barton as a tireless worker who faced remarkable challenges in her quest to care for wounded soldiers. Learn about the medical conditions during the American Civil War and about the courage required for a woman who dared to brave the war’s front lines.