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Peake Series: Medicine and Hospitals

March 10, 2021 @ 9:00 am 9:30 am

Free Registration required

Outside of the battlefield, women played many vital roles during the Civil War. Working in hospitals and tending to the wounded and infirm was only one of the many contributions made, but it was one of the most important. The stories they told and were told of them, continue to fascinate listeners even today.

This series is named in honor of Mary S. Peake (nee Kelsey), one of the many African American women who dedicated their time and lives to education under the most difficult of circumstances. The Peake Series pairs highlights from key Civil War stories in our award-winning exhibit “A People’s Contest: Struggles for Nation and Freedom in Civil War America” with special virtual programs featuring ACWM educators for an unforgettable experience for your students. Join us throughout the months of February and March as we explore lesser-known stories of the Civil War, and look at some familiar ones with fresh perspectives. All programs are free for teachers and students to attend. Simply register for the program you want to attend on our website and join our Zoom meetings every Wednesday at 9 am and 3 pm EST.