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"Cornelia Hancock: Civil War Nurse" 9/13/2017 at 7:00 PM
“Cornelia Hancock: Civil War Nurse”  On Wednesday, September 13th at 7:00 PM at the NCCHP Museum at 42 Water St. in Granville, historian Carolyn Ivanoff, takes us back in time with excerpts from letters Cornelia Hancock wrote to her family.  This is a remarkable story about a remarkable person.  As well known as Clara Barton during the war years, this 23 year old never publicized her contributions, yet was revered by the men of the Army of the Potomac.  She describes events of the Civil War from the perspective of the doctors and nurses who tended the wounded, sick and dying soldiers in makeshift hospitals.  It is a fascinating, intriguing and heroic story of dedication in the darkest hours of the war.

Ivanoff, assistant principal at Shelton Intermediate School in Shelton, CT., is a versatile educator with over 25 years in the industry.  She is a past recipient of the Civil War Preservation Trust’s Teacher of the Year award and assisted in the development of the Civil War Trust’s national Civil War curriculum.

The free Living History programs at the NCCHP museum are made possible in part thanks to a grant from the Granville Cultural Council and by donations from members and friends of the museum.  Thank you for your continued support in 2017.  Light refreshments will be served following the program.  For more information visit the NCCHP website or call 413-357-6321.


The NCCHP museum  is looking for volunteers to help over Harvest Fair weekend (October 7-9).  If you have time and are interested, please send an e-mail to and we’ll send you specifics.  Remember, time volunteered counts towards community service hours!  Thanks.