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Saving Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office
April 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at 6:00 PM, the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum will welcome Caroline Alderson and Elizabeth Hannold of the United States General Services Administration’s National Preservation Program for a behind-the-scenes journey through the discovery, investigation, restoration and interpretation of the boarding house where Clara Barton lived and worked in the 1860s. See how original components and fragments were integrated into replicated Civil War era gaslighting, building systems and wall coverings found in the third floor rooms. Probe clues to unsolved mysteries –hidden openings, graffiti notations, shifted passageways—peering into view portals and exposure “windows” for a compelling glimpse into Barton’s Civil War refuge.