Event — New-York Historical Society

Lectures & Conversations: Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848–1868

Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

When: Monday, May 16, 2016, 6:30 pm

History with David M. Rubenstein

Featuring: Cokie Roberts, David M. Rubenstein (moderator)

Details: During the Civil War, Washington, D.C.—finding itself caught in the bloody dispute between North and South—transformed from a small, Southern town into an immense Union army camp and hospital. In conversation with David M. Rubenstein, author Cokie Roberts discusses the women of Washington during this turbulent period and the indispensable role they played in maintaining the capital, keeping the Union unified, and forever changing the place of women in society.

Cokie Roberts, a political commentator for ABC News and NPR, is the author of Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848–1868. David M. Rubenstein (moderator), an American philanthropist, is a Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group.

Cost: $44 (members $32)

Phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268, 9 am–5 pm daily.

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