“Not Respectable” – The Enterprising Women of Civil War Frederick

Join Jake Wynn – Director of Interpretation at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and Frederick historian – as he explores the stories of powerful local women on the First Saturday Downtown Walking Tour on August 4, 2018 at 3 PM.

Meet the remarkable women who shaped Frederick during the Civil War-era. While soldiers marched off to war, the ladies battled on the home front. Many supported organizations which provided relief for their husbands, brothers, and sons who served in the army. Others entered the realm of politics and business to reshape Frederick forever.

“The Civil War was a time of unparalleled change for the nation at large, and women were forced to adapt as well. The challenges provided an opportunity for women to enter the public sphere as never before,” says Jake Wynn. “Without the unprecedented public and political activity of women during the Civil War, towns like Frederick might look very different today.”

This will be a “pay-what-you-please” program. Early registration is highly encouraged. Visit www.civilwarmed.org/event/frederick-women to register. The tour will gather in the museum’s lobby area.

Visit civilwarmed.org or contact Jake Wynn at jake.wynn@civilwarmed.org for more information.


August 4, 2018 3:00 PM


August 4, 2018 4:00 PM

Fees & Tickets

Registration Required

This will be a “pay-what-you-please” program.

Event Venue


48 E Patrick St