Join us for a free lecture:
Defenders of the Union: Woman’s Relief Corps and the Grand Army of the Republic
By local historian and archivist, John Kennedy
John Kennedy will present his research on a women's auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic (the nation's largest Union Civil War veterans' organization) called the Woman's Relief Corps.
They were very active during the late 19th and early 20th centuries in commemorative, charitable, patriotic endeavors as well as other non-Civil War related activities (especially in the 1910s and 1920s).
The presentation would provide a general lecture on the founding of the Woman's Relief Corps and the Grand Army of the Republic and discuss the Relief Corps' activism in veteran relief, commemorating the war, and patriotic instruction.