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.
Travel back in time to explore the Civil War and its legacies while walking through historic Richmond. Tours run approximately 1.5 to 2 hours and cover 1 to 2 miles.
Date: 2017 dates TBD
Location: 2017 tour location TBD
Cost: $15 Adults, Members: $5