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Revolutionary War Women
Start Date: 10/3/2018Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: 10/3/2018End Time: 2:00 PM

Event Description:

 This one-woman, three-character interactive play explores the issues and events that led to the American Revolution. Students examine women’s rights and roles in colonial America, and their contributions to Revolutionary War effort.  The program highlights the importance of active citizenship. Audience members meet and converse with three women:

  • Jane Walker, one of thousands of wives who accompanied the army doing support work (fictitious composite character)
  • Elizabeth Thompson, a loyalist spy (actual person)
  • Deborah Samson, who disguised herself as a man, enlisted and fought for 1.5 years before she was discovered (actual person)
Location Information:
Main Campus - Student Life Center  (View Map)
3096 Colonial Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24015
Room: Student Life Multi-Purpose Room
Contact Information:
Name: Natasha Lee
Phone: 540-857-6326
Email: nlee@virginiawestern.edu
Event Open To:
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students
  • General Public

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