The patriotic fervor that swept across the North when the first shots were fired in 1861 did not just affect the men who enlisted in droves—women were caught up in the excitement of supporting the cause as well. Restricted by convention and society, the ladies soon created a way they could support the war effort in a new and highly organized system, the U.S. Sanitary Commission. The root of this vast network of women was the Soldier’s Aid Societies and nearly every community had one. This living history presentation shares stories of their work and the results of what these determined women accomplished.
Saturday, November 10th, at 2:00 pm
Rum River Library
4201 6th Ave NW, Anoka
This free program is offered in partnership with Anoka County Historical Society and is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Call 763-712-2322 for more information.