Indiana women in the Civil War

 

Storytelling Arts of Indiana and the Indiana Historical Society will present a Sharing Hoosier History Through Story program featuring Sharon Kirk Clifton telling At Home and In Harm’s Way: The Role of Indiana Women in the Civil War Jan. 28, 4-6 p.m. at the Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St.

Her stories will concern the sisters, mothers and wives during the war: What were their experiences like? America’s women provided the care, strength and encouragement millions of men needed during the Civil War. Through the persona of real-life Hoosier Eliza “Mother” George, Clifton will share the stories of women who served as nurses, spiritual leaders and even soldiers.

Begun in 1999, the Sharing Hoosier History Through Stories Series is a collaboration between Storytelling Arts of Indiana and the Indiana Historical Society. Each year, the two organizations commission at least one storyteller to create a story based on a subject from Indiana history. The subjects chosen tie in with the exhibits at the Indiana History Center.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Tickets are available by calling 317-232-1882.

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