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The Banks Brigade Bee

Start:
October 20, 2012 @ 2:00 pm
End:
October 20, 2012 @ 3:30 pm
Cost:
Varies
Venue:
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Address:
580 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

In October 1861, a group of teenage daughters of elite Cambridge and Boston families formed a group, known as the Banks Brigade, that met weekly through the Civil War to make clothing and bandages for Union soldiers. After the War, they changed their name to ‘The Bee’ and continued to function as a social and charitable club until 1931. Join Kathleen (Kit) Rawlins from the Cambridge Historical Commission and Mount Auburn docent Steve Pinkerton to celebrate the lives of these remarkable women on the 151st anniversary of The Bee’s founding.

Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Massachusetts Cultural Council

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