Clara Barton 200th Birthday

Clara Barton National Historic Site in Glen Echo, Maryland is commemorating the 200th birthday of Clara Barton (December 25, 2021), the founder of the American Red Cross and heroine of the Civil War. As part of the virtual commemoration, we will feature a series of video messages on this page from people and communities and related historic sites that continue to benefit from her remarkable life. Please check back soon as we continue to update the webpage.

 
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2 minutes, 57 seconds

Ranger Kevin Patti reflects on the significance of Clara Barton at her home on the anniversary of her 200th birthday.

 
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7 minutes, 26 seconds

"The Women Who Went to the Field" was written by Clara Barton. She read the poem during a reception on November 18, 1892 at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D. C. for the Potomac Relief Corps, a unit of the National Woman's Relief Corps. This version is read by volunteer Joy Nathan.

 
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3 minutes, 48 seconds

Clara Barton turns 200 years old this year! Join Park Intern Olivia as she explores the role of Clara Barton during both Battles of Manassas. Olivia is later joined by park staff and volunteers who share their birthday wishes for Clara Barton.

 
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2 minutes, 21 seconds

Ranger Susan discusses the Clara Barton monument at Antietam National Battlefield.

 
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2 minutes, 10 seconds

Clara Barton National Historic Site staff read a card that Clara Barton sent in 1905 on the occasion of Christmas and her birthday.

 
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2 minutes, 4 seconds

Ranger Janet from the Clara Barton National Historic Site reflects on the life and legacy of Clara Barton for the 200th anniversary of her birth.

 
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3 minutes, 53 seconds

Ranger Susan reflects on the life and legacy of Clara Barton on the 200th anniversary of her birth.

 
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1 minute, 58 seconds

High school student Clara Ferrari found her park just a few blocks from where she lives. Here's her story:

 
A Park Ranger in front of the Clara Barton House.

Virtual Tour of Clara Barton NHS

Check out C-SPAN3's American History TV as they explore the Clara Barton National Historic Site with Park Ranger Kevin Patti.

Clara Barton and the American Red Cross

Breaking Barriers

The Bordentown, New Jersey Historical Society Contributed this video to commemorate the bicentennial of Clara Barton.

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A Look Inside the Museum Collection

Learn about the Museum Collection and Museum Curators of the Clara Barton National Historic Site.

A white flag with a red cross.

American Red Cross

Join our friends at the organization founded by Clara Barton, the American Red Cross, in celebrating Clara Barton's legacy.

A Congressman in a suit.

Congressional Recognition

Listen to a congressional acknowledgement of Clara Barton's birth anniversary.

Last updated: May 11, 2022

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