“With Womanly Weapons Girt:” Women’s Voluntarism during the Civil War

March 22       7 PM -- 8 PM

 

Join Lynne Bassett, guest curator of textiles and costumes for the Wadsworth Athenaeum for an illustrated lecture examining the Herculean efforts of women on the home front and the textiles that women from both North and South created to honor their country and the men on the battlefields. Through their handmade socks, hospital shirts, flannel drawers, carpet slippers and quilts, women not only supplied their absent men folk with necessary clothing and bedding, but with assurance that their sacrifice was honored and their presence missed. COST: $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, $4 members.    For more information, contact the Society at 860/688-3813.

 

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