From Belles to Battleaxes

Date: 
July 24, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Appomattox
Event Type: 
Lectures
Contact: 
Josie Butler
Email: 
jbutler@moc.org
Address: 
159 Horseshoe Rd.
Phone: 
(855) 649-1861 x203
(434) 352-5791

The stories of Richmond women during the Civil War range from daring spies and devoted nurses to star-crossed lovers and captivating socialites.  Learn about Rose O’Neal Greenhow, who drowned off the Cape Fear River; Elizabeth Van Lew, the Richmonder who helped Union soldiers escape from Libby Prison; Mary Chesnut, diarist and neighbor of Jefferson Davis; Hetty Cary, the belle of the South; Buck Preston, the beauty from South Carolina; and more. Join Kelly Hancock, Manager of Education and Programs at the Museum of the Confederacy-Richmond for this lecture. Register online, or contact Josie Butler for more information.