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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Heads Up! Don't Miss These

Summer's a busy time and folks ask about programs.  I intentionally don't post a calendar.  Not all my storytelling is open to the public.  There's also a security issue.  BUT ... last week I posted about an event for all story-lovers on Saturday, May 30 at Fisk Farm.  This past week at Greenfield Village reminded me to be sure people know in advance about Historic Fort Wayne Coalition's Civil War Days.  It's not until September 12 and 13, but put it on your calendar NOW if you are in the Detroit metro area, or can drive here for a great Living History program as we celebrate the Sesquicentennial of the ending of the war.
Did you notice the tiny map shows Fort Wayne's in Detroit!?!  O.k. there's another Fort Wayne in Indiana, but this one is for those of us in the mitten-shaped state.

Inside the Fort Commander's house I tell as Liberetta Lerich Green, whose brothers mustered out of Fort Wayne in the 5th Infantry, while she joined her parents operating the family's Underground Railway Station in Shelby Township just outside Utica.  With me are Elise Parker as Sarah Edmonds, who served as a soldier, spy, and nurse and also Trish Moss as Governor Blair's wife (with a doozie of a story about Custer!)

Mentioning Greenfield Village, a friend took several photos there worth sharing of one of my Civil War era dresses.  Back on September 20th of last year I discussed the issue of Slave Cotton and how it was a factor in the Civil War.  This is one of those Civil War era dresses.  While the others were shown then with a hoop, I showed how this particular dress would look without one (and why the fashion wasn't always followed.)

Here are some photos Jackie Salter took of me, this time with hoop skirt, around Greenfield Village, including with some of my Historic Fort Wayne Coalition friends.  (We talked Jackie into a brief walk-through in the second to last photo here.  Such fun!)
Looks like a Rogue's Gallery

Who was that soldier boy? 
Have a great summer and be sure to include storytelling!

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