It was dangerous, dirty work. One false move and you could be killed, along with those around you. Hear the tales of the young women and girls who risked – and sometimes gave – their lives to support America’s Civil War arsenal. Award-winning author Tanya Anderson discusses her book, “Gunpowder Girls: The True Stories of Three Civil War Tragedies.” After the talk, join us for a 45-minute tour of Brown’s Island, site of the Confederate States Laboratory where many “gunpowder girls” worked and died during the war.
Throughout the year, the museum hosts authors who discuss their latest works. Learn more about the American Civil War and its legacies while engaging with authors in Q&A.
Time: Generally at 12:00, 1:00, or 2:00pm.
Date: Generally on Saturday or Sunday afternoons; occasionally on weekdays.
Cost: Generally, book talks are included with Museum admission.