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Tagged as: Akron (OH), Bath Township Historical Society and Museums, Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library, lectures, Northeast Ohio, Summit County.
|June 27, 2011|
|6:30 pm||to||7:30 pm|
The Bath Township Historical Society and Museums is hosting at the Fairlawn-Bath Public Library a presentation by Dr. Kelly Selby on “Ohio Women and the Civil War Home Front.” Ohio’s political and military importance to the Union victory are widely known, but often less understood is the vital contribution made by the state’s female population.This presentation demonstrates the importance of Ohio’s women by exploring their wartime activities on the home front, focusing largely on the Soldiers Aid Societies and the Sanitary Fairs in Cleveland and Cincinnati. Selby is an assistant professor at Walsh University, where she teaches U.S., Civil War, and Women’s History. She pursued her research interests in the history of nineteenth-century war and society at Kent State University, earning her Ph.D. in 2008. She recently served on the Civil War 150 interpretive committee for the Ohio Historical Society.
Sponsor: Friends of Fairlawn-Bath Library
Hosted by: Bath Township Historical Society and Museums
Location: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library, 3101 Smith Road, Akron, Ohio, 44333
For more information, please call 330-666-4888.