Women's History Month Program at Fort Moultrie
Contact: Bill Martin, (843) 883-3123
The National Park Service will present a free program at the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center on Saturday, March 22 as part of Women's History Month. Ruin and Remembrance is a Southern woman's perspective on grief and loss during the Civil War. This program will be offered at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Southern women were some of the most vocal and patriotic supporters of secession and southern independence. Many of these articulate women recorded their thoughts in diaries and journals. Ruin and Remembrance draws from these accounts to combine visual images of the 19th century, thoughts and recollections of women who experienced the full effects of the war, and examples of period clothing.The National Park Service interprets 171 years of U.S. coastal defense history at Fort Moultrie from the American Revolution through World War II. Located at 1214 Middle Street on Sullivan's Island, the site is open daily from 9:00–5:00 except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Days. An entrance fee of $3 for adults, $1 for seniors or $5 for families is charged to tour the fort. For more information, please call (843) 883-3123.
Did You Know?
The first human death of the Civil War occurred on April 14, 1861, the day after the battle of Fort Sumter ended. Private Daniel Hough died when the cannon he was loading (for the Union's 100-gun salute to the U.S. flag) discharged prematurely. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC