Saturday, November 18 at 1pm
The American Civil War was not just fought on the battlefield. Efforts on the home-front helped finance and support the battles, while also ensuring there was something for soldiers to return home to. Join living historian, Kerry Bryan, in period attire as Elizabeth Hutter, Civil War nurse and founder of the Northern Home for Friendless Children. Through the lens of Hutter’s own life story, learn about the struggles, accomplishments and tireless efforts of women during the Civil War era. From nursing the sick, to inventions that would aid the Union in warfare, to fundraising to clothe and feed its troops, the ladies of Laurel Hill served their nation in various ways. The program will conclude with a seasonal reception inside the Cemetery’s historic Gatehouse.
The walking tour will take place on Saturday, November 18 at 1:00pm, departing from Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Free parking is located in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse. The cost is $15/person; $13/students and seniors; $12/members. Reservations are suggested.
Tour Guide: Kerry Bryan