Women in Missouri during the Civil War
May 03, 2011
Barbara Hughes does a powerful portrayal of women of the 1800s. She has graced our classroom as Narcissa Whitman and Ann Everett, but on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, Barbara will tell Laura Bridges’s story. The audience will become entranced by the story of Women in Missouri During the Civil War, and will be able to imagine their own grandparents or great-grandparents going through similar tribulations.
Participants will learn about women whose indomitable spirit helped them to survive devastating and precarious experiences through the Civil War in Missouri. Barbara Hughes creates a first-person interpretation of Laura Harris Flanery Bridges who lived near Lee's Summit and who, because of Order #11, had no place to go. She and some other women and their families set out to walk to Texas! Several women's stories from across Missouri are shared as this time period comes alive with music, PowerPoint, and props.
Midwest Genealogy Center