Laurel Hill's Legendary Civil War Ladies

Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 1:00 PM

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. Women played a major role in these efforts, but their contributions have often been overlooked. Please Join “Mrs. Elizabeth Hutter” (living historian, Kerry Bryan, in period attire) as she not only shares the story of her work as a volunteer nurse and philanthropist, but also introduces us to eleven other “Legendary Ladies” of the Civil War era who are buried at Laurel Hill. Learn about their struggles and accomplishments, which ranged from nursing the sick and wounded, to fostering inventions that would aid the Union in warfare, to fundraising to support the mission of improving the health of soldiers in the camps and field.

This “Magic Lantern” (PowerPoint) presentation will take place on Saturday, November 2 at 1:00 pm in the Friends House of Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse, 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Free parking is located in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse.

Ticket pricing is $15/General Admission, $13/Seniors (65 & Up), $13/Students with ID, $10/Members, $7.50/Youth (6-12). Tickets can be purchased at the door or online.

Please note - youth and children must be accompanied by an adult.

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