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Women of Civil War Alexandria Walking Tour

March 14th, 2017

March 18, 19, and 24 at 11 a.m.

Learn more about women’s roles during the Civil War in Alexandria, Virginia. Alexandria was in a unique position during the Civil War. It was a city with Southern sympathies continuously occupied by the Union Army and virtually operating as a Northern supply depot due to its proximity to Washington, DC and its transportation infrastructure. The women who remained in Alexandria and those who came during occupation experienced the War not as a battle but a day-to-day way of life. This tour will explore the stories of a diverse group of women and their experiences living in Civil War Alexandria. To buy tickets please visit: http://www.nwhm.org/get-involved/events/walking-tours.

Ask a Museum Educator

January 28th, 2017

During February and March bring a Museum Educator into your classroom and offer your students a glimpse into how museums bring history to life. The National Women’s History Museum is offering free 15 minute electronic field trips for 4th through 11th grade classes. In February the fieldtrips will focus on African American women and the Civil Rights Movement. Then in March the focus will shift to women in STEM. To learn more about these electronic fieldtrips or to register visit https://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/resources/ask-a-museum-educator.