All programs begin at 6:15 pm in the library’s auditorium.
515 Pine Street, Downtown Green Bay, WI 54301-5194
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sue Lagerman
Communications and Library Program Manager
April 12, 2019
Her Story: History Comes Alive through First-Person Performances
The Brown County Library announces Her Story, a four-part series that explores U.S. history from the female perspective on Tuesdays, April 16 and 23, and Thursdays, May 9 and 23, at the Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine St., downtown Green Bay. All programs begin at 6:15 pm in the library’s auditorium.
Carefully researched and portrayed in character and period costume, four professional re-enactors and first-person historical interpreters portray the following women in history:
April 16: Mary Todd Lincoln
Lincoln endured many personal losses and was a strong supporter of the Union. She was First Lady of the White House during the Civil War.
April 23: Cordelia Harvey
Harvey visited Union hospitals and assisted with treating soldiers during the Civil War. She became First Lady of Wisconsin when her husband, Louis Harvey, was elected as Governor.
May 9: Susan B. Anthony
Anthony was a women's rights activist and played an essential role during the suffrage movement.
May 23: Caroline Quarlls
Quarlls ran away from slavery in St. Louis and sought help and refuge in Milwaukee.
These captivating performances will be followed by Q and A with the audience.
Her Story is presented in partnership with The Civil War Museum in Kenosha whose focus is to present the Civil War from the perspective of the people of the seven states of the upper middle west: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin; and is funded by the Friends of the Brown County Library. Library events are free and open to the public.