Clara Barton was born on December 25, 1821, in Massachusetts. In 1852 she founded one of the first free public schools in New Jersey. During the American Civil War, she headed for the front lines, taking supplies to wounded soldiers and earning the title “Angel of the Battlefield.” She established the first chapter of the American Red Cross. Clara’s example of indomitable strength, dogged determination and boundless good will is a model for all Americans.
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Pat Jordan is an accomplished actor, operatic singer and historian. She has worked with the American Historical Theatre since 1992. She earned a degree in theatre from Villanova, training at Juilliard Opera Workshops, and has had years of experience with the German Theatre Guild and AHT, Ms. Jordan’s roles have included Shakespearean heroines, Victorian Music Hall comediennes, and opera divas. A devoted teacher, Pat has led history camps, taught at the Institute for the Gifted and at Bryn Mawr College.
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