Temporary Site Closure Oct or Nov. 2014
Temporary Site Closure will occur mid-October or November, 2014 and last between 5 to 10 business days. Weekends the site will remain open. The site is also open the week of October 6 - 10, 2014. Please call 301-320-1410 for updates
Students do you have to dress like Clara Barton for a school report or presentation? Download and print out our Dress Like Clara Barton handout for tips and ideas. Make your own Red Cross pin.
Do you need some ideas on what props or supplies to use in your presentation? Download and print our What Would Clara Barton Bring? handout for ideas. Bandage your classmates!
We have a few transcriptions of "primary source" documents and a photo gallery of Clara Barton you may use for school reports also. Don't forget to look through the Clara Barton Chronology for a timeline of important dates and events from her life.
Would you like to visit Clara Barton's home from your computer? We have an on-line virtual tour. You can also use the Clara Barton Interactive Experience to complete fun learning activities. Choose from either grades 2 - 4 or grades 5 and up. At the end of the activities you can print out your own personalized certificate. Mail us a copy of your certificate with your return mailing address and we will send you a Junior Ranger Award.
Send your certificate copy to:
Clara Barton National Historic Site
Traveling Clara Barton is a fun way to learn about Clara Barton's Civil War accomplishments and earn a Clara Barton National Historic Site Civil War Junior Ranger Badge.
Print out your Traveling Clara Barton document.
Visit or mail Traveling Clara Barton to each of the six sites listed on the document.
Collect a stamp at each site.
Print out and complete the Junior Ranger Worksheet.
Bring or send your completed Traveling Clara Barton document and Junior Ranger Worksheet to Clara Barton NHS.
Receive a Clara Barton NHS Civil War Junior Ranger Badge.
Quick links to the sites associated with this program are on the Traveling Clara Barton page.
Supply Closet at Clara Barton National Historic Site. Clara Barton supplied the necessities of survival - food, clothing and shelter, but also provided tools for cleaning-up and rebuilding. Her principle was be prepared before the disaster occurred. Clara Barton stated:
"Before us now lie the problems of the future, and the question is: How shall we meet them? As friends of humanity, while there is still a possibility of war or calamity, it behooves us to prepare... the world-wide motto of the Red Cross:
In time of peace and prosperity, prepare for war and calamity."
Clara Barton taught us that we should be prepared before something bad happens.
You can help your family do this. Be a leader, develop emergency kits and emergency plans for your family. The Department of Homeland Security has a fun website to help you learn more. Play games and learn how your family can be prepared before a disaster strikes.
Visit their web site at: http://www.ready.gov/kids
Did You Know?
Clara Barton is probably the most famous American nurse who was never a real nurse. She cared for wounded soldiers in the Civil War and as President of the American Red Cross she organized over 18 relief efforts, but she was a former school teacher and government clerk.