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Cordelia Harvey: Wisconsin Angel
cordelia harvey1.jpgAfter Wisconsin governor Louis Harvey’s untimely death while visiting wounded soldiers near Shiloh, his wife Cordelia was appointed Wisconsin's representative to the Western Sanitary Commission. She traveled up and down the Mississippi River visiting Union hospitals, helping thousands of soldiers from Wisconsin and other northern states. During the performance, Harvey explains her travels on behalf of the Western Sanitary Commission and her dramatic meeting with a skeptical President Lincoln. Through perseverance and determination, she convinces President Lincoln of the merits of northern hospitals.

On Wednesday, June 29 at 6:00 pm, the Frank L. Weyenberg Library is proud to offer a theater performance from the Civil War Museum of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Funding is made possible through the Kenneth Jamron fund of the Weyenberg Public Library Foundation. The Civil War Museum Theater Program is recommended for adults and student audiences 4th grade and older. The program includes a 30 to 45 minute performance, a 10 to 15 minute question and answer session with the actor and a museum educator.  No registration is required.