Civil War Era Program

Please join Nancy Walker and Jef Savage as we travel back in time to the 1860’s, and journey through the Social Scenery of the Civil War Era to discover how people lived and how they contributed to the war effort, on the home front and on the battlefield.

Virtually meet the main personalities and hear their stories. Meet heroic women, join in a parlor game, take part in fun quizzes, and enjoy seated dance to period music.

Analyze period photographs and learn about early photography. Join in a guessing game identifying everyday artifacts from the period.

Explore fibers and fabrics and see a demonstration of processing wool and spinning it into yarn.

Use the registration link at the bottom to attend the sessions. 

10

March

2021

Introduction to Mid-Victorian Society

-Victoria & Albert
-James Buchanan
-Harriet Lane
-Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln

17

March

2021

Women & the Home Front

-Changing roles of women
-Fibers & Fabrics
-Live Spinning demo

24

March

2021

Charles Dickens & Child Labor

-Social conditions affecting children
-Contributions of Charles Dickens

31

March

2021

Early Photography

-Fox Talbot
-Louis Daguerre
-Joseph Niepce
-Matthew Brady
-Alexander Gardener
-Equipment
-Chemical Process
-Impact of photography on Civil War

7

April

2021

Child Soldiers

-Duties of children
-Ranks achieved
-Where they served

14

April

2021

Identifying Period Artifacts

-Guessing game
-New inventions that improved everyday life

21

April

2021

Women on the Battlefield

-How women contributed on the battlefield
-Meet these women through photographs and their stories

Please use the button below to register so we know you're joining us. We are looking forward to learning a lot together during these 7 weeks!

You will receive an email with the Zoom link for the sessions after registering. If you need help with how to use Zoom, please contact Jenna.