Tuesday, September 5, 2017


NCCHP will present "Cornelia Hancock: Civil War Nurse" at 7 PM, Wednesday, September 13, at the museum, 42 Water Street, Granville, Massachusetts.

Historian Carolyn Ivanoff will take guests back in time with excerpts from letters Cornelia Hancock wrote to her family. As well-known as Clara Barton during the Civil War years, this 23 year-old never publicized her contributions, yet was revered by the men of the Army of the Potomac. She describes events of the Civil War from the perspective of the doctors and nurses who tended the wounded, sick and dying soldiers in makeshift hospitals. Cornelia's experiences included the Battle of Gettysburg, where the military drum in the NCCHP collection was recovered after the battle. It is a story of dedication during the darkest hours of the war.

Ivanoff, assistant principal at Shelton Intermediate School in Shelton, CT is a versatile educator with more than 25 years in the industry. She is a past recipient of the Civil War Trust's "Teacher of the Year" award and assisted in the development of the Civil War Trust's national Civil War curriculum. You can read an interview with Carolyn Ivanoff by clicking HERE and view the Trust's Civil War Curriculum by clicking HERE.

NCCHP's free Living History program is made possible in part thanks to a grant from the Granville Cultural Council and by donations from members and friends of the museum. Light refreshments will be served following the program. For more information visit www.ncchp,org or call 413-357-6321.