PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SPEAKER WILL BE AT 7:00 PM, NOT THE PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED 6:00 PM!
Please join us on 9 November, at 7:00 pm in the Landis Valley Museum Visitor Center Auditorium, for the annual meeting of museum’s friends’ group, the Landis Valley Associates. The meeting, approximately 30 minutes, will be followed by our guest speaker, Dominish Marie Miller. Ms. Miller’s presentation is titled “Women At War: The Female Soldiers of the American Civil War and Those That Wished They Were”
Contrary to popular belief, women did in fact fight in the American Civil War. They also infiltrated the United States Army in earlier wars. Deborah Sampson served for 17 months in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War as Robert Shurtliff and Lucy Brewer served with the Marines aboard Old Ironsides as George Baker during the War of 1812. Once a taboo topic, modern historians are finally shedding light on the role that female soldiers played in the Civil War and the women who made a living off of lying about their military service.
Dominish Marie Miller is the Third Circuit Court of Appeals Librarian for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the founder of Preserving the History of Newberrytown. She is the author of two cookbooks, Preserving the History of Newberrytown: A Community Cookbook From the Cooks of Newberrytown, Pennsylvania 2021, volumes 1 and 2. Dominish is also a reenactor with the 87th Regiment, PVI. She portrays a private in the 87th PA Company C.
Please join us for the special free presentation!