Join us for a docent-led tour of the actual office that Clara Barton used from 1865 to 1868 to locate and identify Civil War soldiers lost in battle or who died in prisoner of war camps. We will learn the history of one of America’s most important women – becoming world famous as the “Angel of the Battlefield” and founder of the American Red Cross. Past visitors have said that standing in the office is like feeling the presence of Clara Barton. The tour will open the museum’s archives and expose hidden secrets, while explaining how she did her work and its impact on families and individuals. There will be plenty of time after the tour for visitors to speak one-on-one with the docents.
The museum is located in the heart of the Penn Quarter of Washington, DC (437 7th St, NW) (map), just two blocks from either Capital One Arena/Gallery Place Metro (Red, Green and Yellow Lines) or Archives-Navy Memorial Metro (Green and Yellow Lines). Cost for the tour is $8.00 per person and can be paid in cash upon arrival at the museum, however, you must sign up in advance by no later than Tuesday, February 12th. Sign up by replying to this email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the office at 703-509-8057. Be sure to include the name of the event and name of each attendee, along with their email and/or phone number. Open to all members and volunteers.