www.bpl.org Faneuil Branch Library
419 Faneuil Street
Brighton, MA 02135
Lectures & Conferences
Clara Barton, born in Oxford Massachusetts, revolutionized the role of women in medical care and in society. This lecture will examine how Barton challenged the accepted role of women in 19th-century American society. She defied the limits placed on women through her service as a battlefield nurse during the Civil War, wars in Europe, and ultimately founding the American Red Cross. Included is a hands-on activity that will look at 19th century battlefield medical improvements and readings from Clara Barton’s journal.
This program is part of the National Parks of Boston outreach presentations. To learn more, visit www.nps.gov/bost/index.htm.