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Clara Barton at Andersonville

March 28, 2019
From: 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM

Historian Mary Kate Robbett will discuss Clara Barton and her relationship with the infamous Confederate prison in Georgia at the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 6:00 PM.

The current historiography on Civil War prisons discusses Andersonville’s uses and meanings during Reconstruction, but offers only passing mention of Barton. Robbett’s presentation will look at the ways Barton’s public work fits into the larger story of Americans’ memories of Andersonville as well as Barton’s contributions to the postwar conversation and rhetoric about the treatment of POWs.

Mary Kate Robbett graduated from George Washington University’s Museum Studies M.A. program in May, 2017. While there, she received the program’s Marie C. Malaro Excellence in Research and Writing Award. She currently works at the National Museum of American History as a Spark!Lab Facilitator.

Event Location

Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum
437 7th St. NW,
Washington, DC 20004
Penn Quarter/Chinatown

Contact

(202) 824-0613 or jake ! wynn () civilwarmed ! org

Admission: Pay-What-You-Please

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