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Jessica Michna as Cordelia Harvey: “Angel in a Gray Bonnet”

Cordelia Perrine Harvey came to Wisconsin as a young school mistress. She would meet and marry Louis Harvey,  who would rise to the governorship of  Wisconsin. Cordelia’s  life unraveled when she was widowed after less than three months in the Governor’s Mansion. Her husband’s tragic drowning left Cordelia rudderless and without a purpose. She would set aside her grief to  become the healing angel of a nation wracked by civil war. Some consider her the mother of the modern Veteran's Administration.

 

Earlier Event: September 3
Memory Café
Later Event: September 5
Pontoon Boat Ride