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Date:
March 23, 2019
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location:
Surratt House Museum
Address:
9118 Brandywine Road
Clinton, MD 20735
Contact:
301-868-1121; TTY 301-699-2544
Cost:
FREE!
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"On Some Auspicious Day": Antonia Ford Willard and the Civil War

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Arrive early; limited seating.

Celebrate Women's History Month with the story of Antonia Ford Willard, who gained notoriety in 1863 for her suspected involvement in a Confederate raid on her hometown of Fairfax Courthouse, Virginia. Imprisonment led to romance and marriage to Union Major Joseph C. Willard, leading to a life mixed with Confederate and Union sympathies.

Michelle Krowl of the Library of Congress will examine how living and loving on both sides of the divide affected Willard, her family, and her communities.

Ages: All ages are welcome