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Fullersburg Historic Foundation Presents "Civil War Nurse, Clara Barton" Saturday August 24th

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Barbara Kennedy

The Fullersburg Historic Foundation presents a Living History Program, Leslie Goddard in a first-person portrayal of "Civil War Nurse, Clara Barton" on Saturday, August 24th, 1:30 pm, at the Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook.

Clara Barton Earned fame as the first woman to serve as a nurse on the front lines of a battlefield. This first-person program introduces Barton as a tireless worker who faced remarkable challenges in her quest to care for wounded soldiers. Learn about the medical conditions during the American Civil War and about the courage required for a woman who dared to brave the war's front lines.

For information about this free educational event, call 630-512-7336. Visit to learn more about the Fullersburg Historic Foundation.