Vicksburg National Military Park Presents Program on Women’s Roles in the Nation’s Conflicts
Contact: Kerry Jones, 601-636-7395
On Saturday, September 28th, 2013, Vicksburg National Military Park Ranger Kerry Jones, will give a presentation entitled Trailblazers and Pioneers: Women's Roles in America's Conflicts, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library, located at 700 Veto Street in Vicksburg, MS.
The program will discuss roles of women throughout the nation's military history, including that of nurses, diarists, spies, and soldiers. A major focus will be on women whose contributions were notable during the Civil War, placing their experience during this conflict in the proper context. The presentation's summary will discuss the legacy of women serving in the nation's military forces.
This presentation is part of Vicksburg National Military Park's Sesquicentennial outreach effort, 'Along the Campaign Trail,' which includes programs conducted by a dedicated team of interpreters during a year-long effort to bring the story of the Campaign and Siege of Vicksburg not only to park visitors, but to schools, libraries, museums, and civic organizations throughout the region.
Additional information regarding Vicksburg National Military Park programs can be found on the park's website at http://www.nps.gov/vick/planyourvisit/events.htm or calling 601-636-0583.
Did You Know?
On hearing the news of Vicksburg's surrender, President Lincoln declared, "The Father of Waters again goes unvexed to the sea."