Kansas Women, Work and the Civil War

During the Civil War, employment opportunities for women opened up, from nursing (previously male only) to army laundresses to spies. Women assumed government clerical positions; turned their homes into cottage factories to make blankets, bandages, and uniforms; and even disguised themselves as men to serve as soldiers on the battlefield.  

Join us for a Kansas Humanities Council presentation on the fascinating story of women’s work during the Civil War, with special emphasis on notable Kansas women. Local author and historian, Diane Eickhoff uses historical photographs and current research to tell about these hard-working women.  

Tuesday, September 17 from 1 to 2:30pm at Indian Creek   Register Online

For more information, or to register by phone, call 913-971-6888.