Past Event

Illinois Women in the Civil War Era

A Road Scholar program by Lorraine Schwass

Presented in the first person and dressed in mid-nineteenth-century clothing, Lorraine Schwass gives an engaging talk about public women in the Civil War era. The Northwestern Sanitary Commission, the U.S. Sanitary Commission, and famous volunteers such as Mary Ann Bickerdyke of Galesburg and Mary Livermore of Chicago are discussed within a social and cultural context.

For more information contact Robin Helenthal, 309.828-6091 x242.