Museum features talk on female Civil War soldiers of Civil War |

Museum features talk on female Civil War soldiers of Civil War

Staff Report

Churchill County Museum will hold its 12th annual ladies luncheon on Sunday at 1 p.m.

The theme is “The Grey, The Blue … The Women: Women Soldiers of the Civil War.”

Speaker Jennie Mader will provide an interesting narrative of the military role which women secretly assumed in order to serve their country in the Civil War.

The luncheon menu will include foods from the Civil War era that might have nourished the troops: fried apples and ham, Johnny cake (cornbread), a sweet potato side dish, green salad, and, among desserts, tea cakes. Coffee, blackberry iced tea and water will also be available.

Attendees may wish to participate in the silent auction that will feature gift baskets including one for the chocolate lover, another for those who enjoy wine and still a third for the gardener as well as other items.

A raffle will also be conducted. Tickets are $25 per person or $200 for a table of eight and may be purchased at the Churchill County Museum, 1050 S. Maine St. Seating is limited so get your tickets early.

Proceeds benefit the Churchill County Museum and help underwrite its programs. For information call the museum at 775-423-3677.