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Every second Wednesday of the month, the Museum of the Confederacy and the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park are partnering to bring the Civil War Sesquicentennial to Appomattox. Each month, a knowledgable speaker will lead a discussion on a topic or event's 150th anniversary. The talks will take place upstairs at Baine's Books and Coffee.
Phoebe Pember was a member of a wealthy American Jewish family from Charleston, South Carolina. Widowed at an early age and unhappy living with her parents, she accepted an invitation to serve as a nurse at Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond, Virginia during the Civil War. She eventually became an administrator in this, the largest hospital ever built in the Western Hemisphere. Over 15,000 patients came under her direct care during the war. Come hear the story of how this courageous young widow made a difference in the care and healing process of so many of the South’s sick and wounded soldiers.
November's speaker is Josie Butler, Education Services Manager for the Museum of the Confederacy – Appomattox
Admission is free. Lunch will be available for purchase at Baine's Books and Coffee (Outside lunches are not permitted).