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    Women through TimeA Womens History Month ProgramWedensday in March, 201 10:30 a.m.The National Park Service (NPS) will hold a special month-long program focusing on the women of America, one era at a time, at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday in March at Federal Hall National Memorial. This free Womens History Month series will delve into the roles of women, including jobs and social position, through costumed interpretation by NPS Ranger Vivian Davis.

    On March 2, Davis will interpret the life of a camp follower during the American Revolution. In period costume, she will talk to visitors about the life and times of a woman following the American troops, focusing on well known figures like Molly Pitcher, Margaret Corbin and slave Phyllis Wheatley among others. Visitors will also learn about the jobs women had and the clothes they wore. Davis will return to the American Revolution on March 9, but this time as a member of the upper class.

    The program on March 16 will focus on the women of the American Civil War era, examining the professions women held during the war, including, but not limted to nursing and teaching. But life in the latter half of the 19th Century wasnt all war and work, as evidenced by Davis presentation on March 23, which will look at how an upper class woman spent her day, including the importance of parties and sport during the Industrial Revolution.

    The final installment of the Womens History Month series, March 30, will focus on women during World War II, especially their efforts on the home front and with the American Red Cross Clubmobile. The National Archives will be on hand as well to share documents and photos from the era.