MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to offer another popular historical reenactment at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside on Thursday, October 23 from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. for adults 18 and older. The reenactment of “Clara Barton, Civil War Nurse” is made possible by support from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. There is no charge for admission, but donations are appreciated. Pre-registration is recommended for this program, but walk-ins are welcome as space permits.
“This popular program has all of the ingredients to entertain and educate,” said Freeholder Chairman Christopher Hudak. “You do not want to miss this presentation.”
Pat Jordan of the American Historical Theatre interprets the life of Clara Barton in an engaging and inspiring program. Ms. Jordan introduces the woman who answered Abraham Lincoln’s call to support the Union efforts during the Civil War, revealing the events that shaped her life. Clara Barton rejected her teaching career for a place on the battlefield, and ultimately organized the American Red Cross. This presentation offers another window into the trauma of the Civil War, through the lens of the life of this remarkable woman.
For additional information about this or other adult programs or upcoming events at Trailside, call 908-789-3670 or visit www.ucnj.org/trailside. Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.