MICHIGAN WOMEN'S HISTORICAL CENTER & HALL OF FAME
213 W. Malcolm X St. (Formerly Main St.) Lansing, MI 48933
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 26, 2012
Emily Fijol, 517-484-1880 x202
Lecture on Michigan Women's Roles in Civil War
Lansing, MI – Join Michigan Notable Book author Jack Dempsey at the Michigan Women’s Historical Center & Hall of Fame on Thursday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m. as he presents stories from “Michigan and the Civil War: A Great and Bloody Sacrifice.” Dempsey, an award winning author, president of the Michigan Historical Commission, and chairman of the Michigan History Foundation, will discuss the significant contributions Michigan women made during the Civil War. Admission to this lecture and book signing is free. Copies of Dempsey’s book will be available for purchase. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
Michigan played a key role in the Union triumph in the American Civil War, saving the Nation and ushering in a new birth of freedom—and Michigan women made it possible. From holding together the home front, launching soldier aid societies, giving battlefield support, and violating custom and regulation by serving in uniform, female Michiganders stopped at nothing short of victory.
The mission of the MWHOF is to inspire and engage adults and children by celebrating Michigan women’s history, promoting educational opportunities, and honoring the accomplishments of Michigan women. The MWHOF is home to the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame featuring 258 inductees, changing history exhibits, the Belen Art Gallery featuring Michigan women artists, and a unique gift shop featuring Fair Trade items created by women’s collectives.