Tuesday, March 6
Starts at 7:00 PM
The McLean County Museum of History and Bloomington Public Library invites all Civil War and women’s history aficionados for the first installment of the History Reads Book Club for 2018. The discussion will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Governor Fifer Courtroom on the Museum’s second floor. The featured book will be “They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the Civil War” by De Anne Blanton—which tells the stories of hundreds of women who adopted male disguise (including locally known figure Albert Cashier, formerly Jennie Hodgers, from Saunemin, IL) and fought as soldiers. It explores their reasons for enlisting; their experiences in combat, and the way they were seen by their fellow soldiers and the American public. This discussion was rescheduled from Tuesday, February 6.
This free, quarterly program is brought to you by the Museum and Bloomington Public Library. Our discussion will last approximately 60 minutes. Participants are welcome to explore the Museum before the discussion. Free parking is available at the Lincoln Parking Deck, located one block south of the Museum on Front Street.
Copies of this book will be available for checkout at Bloomington Public Library or may be requested via interlibrary loan through your local public library.
For more information: contact the Education Department by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 309-827-0428; or contact Karen Moen at Bloomington Public Library at reference@bloomingtonlibra