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BCHS Lecture Series on Clara Barton by Carolyn Ivanoff

Zoom BCHS Lecture Series features a talk by Carolyn Ivanoff on Clara Barton.

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BCHS Lecture Series on Clara Barton by Carolyn Ivanoff
BCHS Lecture Series on Clara Barton by Carolyn Ivanoff

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Mar 16, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM

Zoom Lecture


About the Event

My name is Clara Barton. Many of you will know my name as a nurse in the Civil War. The Angel of the battlefield. But that's only a part of my story. By the time of my death in 1912, my life's work would touch millions of people world-wide and continues to do so. I was born into and lived in Victorian America where a woman's place was limited to her home. Women did not have many legal rights and did not have careers. Few women worked outside their homes. Although I was a woman in a man's world, during my lifetime I had several careers, any one of which would have brought a man fame and perhaps fortune. I earned and enjoyed the fame and glory that was showered on me and I used it to support and further my work. My life's work was all important and it touched the lives of millions. If you have ever received the care of a trained female nurse, if you have ever given or received a blood donation, if you have participated in or donated to relief efforts to help people who have been brutalized by natural disasters or war, if you have participated in a first aid course or have a first aid kit in your home, office, car or boat, if your community has an ambulance corps--- then my life's work has touched your life and this is my story.

Zoom lecture by Carolyn Ivanoff who is a retired high school administrator and educator. She writes and speaks frequently on American history at local, state, and national venues.

In 2003 Carolyn was named Civil War Trust's (now American Battlefield Trust) Teacher of the Year.

In 2010, 2011 and 2013 her education programs received Awards of Merit from the Connecticut League of History Organizations.

In 2016 Carolyn was honored by the Connecticut Council of Social Studies with the Bruce Fraser Friend of the Social Studies Award.

In 2018-19 Carolyn served as project coordinator for the 17th Connecticut Flagpole preservation and rededication project on Barlow’s Knoll at Gettysburg National Military Park.

This project was honored with a 2019 Award of Merit from the Connecticut League of History Organizations for preservation.

Her book, We Fought at Gettysburg, scheduled for publication late spring of 2022, features first-hand accounts by the survivors of the 17th Connecticut Infantry and their experiences on the greatest battlefield of the American Civil War.


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