Tuesday, May 16th
Drake Family - Heartland Bank Community Room
El Paso Public Library
So far, we have not had many people register for The Woman In Blue presentation by Bill Kemp of the McLean County Museum of History. We would like folks to register for this event so that we will have some idea of the number of people in the audience for Mr. Kemp. Registration also helps in case we have to reschedule due to bad weather or some other unforeseen catastrophe. If you are registered, we can call you and let you know if we need to reschedule and save you a trip. If you register and cannot make it, we promise not to hold it against you. It is just a way for us to get some idea of the number of people that might be coming.
Registering is easy! Just call the library at 309-527-4360 or stop by to register. You can also use the Contact Library Staff to send an email about it.
During the Civil War, Pvt. Cashier spent three years on the march through the South with the 95th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, all the while participating in some of the bloodiest campaigns of the Western Theater. Though a true tale of war and woe, this remarkable story becomes even more remarkable when one learns that Cashier was actually a woman named Jennie Hodgers!
Mr. Kemp said that an appropriate lower limit age would be junior high age. He will touch upon such topics as war violence and homosexuality. Bill Kemp has served as librarian for the not-for-profit McLean County Museum of History for nearly fourteen years. Bill has graduate degrees from the University of Illinois and Illinois State University. Since 2005 he has penned a weekly history feature in the Sunday Pantagraph.
Please think about attending this event and bring a friend, too!