The Southern Museum, 2829 Cherokee Street in Kennesaw, will honor Women’s History Month with a new program on March 30 from noon to 5 p.m.

Staff will also include biographical stories throughout the Museum of women whose lives influenced society during the Civil War or contributed to the railroad industry and beyond.

This afternoon of living history and education will focus on two specific themes related to current Museum exhibits, women during the Civil War and the two World Wars of the

early 20th century. Local groups, the civilian and medical core of the Georgia Division of Reenactors Association Inc. and the Peachtree Handspinners Guild, will interpret women’s experiences during the Civil War.

Educators will demonstrate and discuss tasks associated with nursing and medical support during the war. The Peachtree Handspinners Guild will provide insight into daily life and chores revolving around textile production.

Carol Cain, a Georgia storyteller, educator and affiliate member of the American Rosie the Riveter Association, will share the impact of WWI and WWII on women, discussing the rise of women workers on the home front and the stories

she has collected from actual “Rosies” over the years.

The program is free with purchase of regular museum admission.

For more information, visit SouthernMuseum.org.

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