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Soldiers’ wives are focus of history group

The American Revolution Round Table: Hudson/Mohawk Valleys will present a talk on the roles of soldiers’ wives on Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Saratoga Town Hall, 12 Spring St., Schuylerville.  The event starts at 6:30 p.m. with socializing and networking; the program starts at 7 p.m.

“Industrious Sober Women: Soldier’s Wives in Burgoyne’s Army” by Jenna Schnitzer is an overview of the roles of soldier’s wives during the Burgoyne Campaign and explores some of the myths and perceptions about the women. Schnitzer, an historical interpreter for 25 years, will be using primary sources and period images to illustrate their roles and what they may have looked like.

Schnitzer has been an historic seamstress for individuals, historic sites and private organizations for more than a decade and focuses on the lives and material culture of women and children who followed the British Army with special emphasis on Burgoyne’s campaign of 1777.
Suggested donation is $5; all proceeds will go toward future programs.

There will be used and new books for sale. RSVP to arrthudsonmohawkvalleys@gmail.com or call 518-774-5669.

 

Gloria Mazure

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