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Lecture – ‘She Had a Husband in the Camp’: Following the Army During the War for Independence
March 19 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
On Sunday, March 19 at 1:30 PM, join Carrie Fellows, Executive Director of the Hunterdon County (NJ) Cultural & Heritage Commission as she examines the life of the women who followed the Continental Army during the revolution. Through glimpses found in period references, writings, and images, this talk will explore the reasons why women left reasonably secure situations for the uncertainty of following the army. It will describe some of the duties women performed and how they were compensated for them once they were “on the rolls.” How has popular culture portrayed women in this situation, and how have those portrayals stood up to what the records reflect? If you’re interested in learning more about portraying an ancestor for the upcoming Semiquincentennial, this presentation will give you a place to begin.
This event will be held in-person in the Visitor Center. It will also be live-streamed on Zoom. Log-in information will be sent following registration. Registration is required for both in-person and virtual attendance. Click here to register on the DCNR website.