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Stories Seldom Told: Women & the Civil War

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Stories Seldom Told: Women & the Civil War

Adults & Teens

Tune in to the next "History Speaks" presentation from the Marathon County Historical Society and learn about some of the important work done by women during the Civil War!

One half of Americans who lived through the Civil War were female, yet their experiences and contributions to both sides in the Civil War is often overlooked. Prof. Brett Barker will explore the critical role women's support and labor played in both the Union and Confederate war effort. From home to hospital to factory, women influenced the course and outcome of the war in surprising and profound ways.

All History Speaks programs will be broadcast live simultaneously via Zoom, the Historical Society's Facebook page and its YouTube channel. If you can't join them live, you can watch archived recordings anytime at the same places!

These programs, which are a collaborative effort between the Historical Society and the Marathon County Public Library, are free to watch and open to all ages, no registration required. Call the Historical Society at 715-842-5750 for more information.

Dr. Brett Barker is Professor of History at UWSP at Wausau and is Chair of the Department of History and International Studies at UW-Stevens Point. He has taught at Wausau since 2002 and is a member of the MCHS Board of Directors.

  • Stories Seldom Told: Women & the Civil War
    📅 Attend Sat., 4/24/21, 23 p.m. CDT @ Online (See event details.)

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Join Prof. Brett Barker for a virtual presentation on the critical role of women's support for both sides of the Civil War. Part of the Marathon County Historical Society's "History Speaks" series. 🖶