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Virtual March Meeting

This month we will continue virtual Zoom programming with a presentation on "Professionalization of Nurses" by Elaine “Wolfie” Kessinger. Watch for your invitation!

Elaine “Wolfie” Kessinger has a life-long love of history and need to bring history alive for others. She has been researching and sharing history for over 20 years. Her interest in female staff for the Army Medical Department comes much as it did for the female staff themselves, a desire to do something at events. She has been requested by several museums to portray a Directoress for educational programs and history events. 

Today, female nurses and matrons are the frontline heroes, but that has not always been the popular perception. Join us in Women’s History Month for a look at the five years that turned perceptions around, from fussy Mother and flighty debutante to Warrior in the battle for health. Bust the myths and explore the stereotypes of the Civil War Nurse as she finds her professional feet.

Our speaker lineup for 2021 is now available HERE 

Virginians: Speak Out

Ask Your State Legislators to Help Support Battlefield Preservation!!! Attached is a link to how you can help the efforts to get Brandy Station and Cedar Mountain State Park by contacting your legislators.

Geoff White Music

Geoff White is from Blowing Rock North Carolina. He has played the fiddle all his life, and has performed in pubs, bars, restaurants, concert halls, and battlefields all across the east coast. Geoff was a member of the bluegrass group Sugar Run for several years. He currently lives in Roanoke. He earned a degree in History from Radford University in 2002. 

 

All, 

Here is the link for the Youtube version, complete with my watermark and opening titles. I ask that you use this version. And please do use it! I'm happy to see so many people getting enjoyment and education from this program. 

Thank you so much for your interest and support. Best regards, Geoff  

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