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Clara Barton and the Red Cross

Celebrating both Women’s History month and American Red Cross month, Storyteller Tim Lowry will present stories from the life of Clara Barton, Civil War battlefield nurse and founder of the American Red Cross, at the historic Timrod Library in Summerville, March 20 at 3:00 pm. “Born on Christmas Day and dying more than 90 years later on Good Friday,” says Lowry, “Clara Barton was destined for a life of service.” Lowry will relate humorous anecdotes from Clara’s school teaching days, gritty first person accounts of her battlefield experiences, and inspiring stories of Clara Barton’s unbounded determination to see the United States sign on to the Geneva Convention and found the American Red Cross. Ticket price is $15. Advance tickets can be purchased online at