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Lecture: Arabella Barlow’s 200th Birthday – Civil War Heroine & Wife of Gen. Francis Barlow

February 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

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Historical photo in black and white depicting a seated group of individuals, from the Civil War era

NJCH is proud to sponsor an upcoming virtual lecture presented by the Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage State Historic Sites.

Leap Day 2024 is the 200th Birthday of Arabella Barlow, heroine of the Civil War and wife of Gen. Francis Barlow born in Somerville, New Jersey February 29, 1824.

Andrea Quinn follows the life of Arabella Griffith Barlow from her childhood in New Jersey to her death in 1864, offering a close look at Arabella’s marriage to Francis Channing Barlow and the personal challenges they faced while answering the call to serve the Union. Arabella and Francis Barlow wholeheartedly committed themselves to the preservation of the Union according to their sense of patriotic duty with full knowledge of the risks they faced.

This lecture is offered online from Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage State Historic Sites and opens New Jersey’s celebration of Arabella Barlow’s 200th Birthday, a series of interpretive programs uncovering Somerville’s Civil War heroine made possible by the Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage Association with the sponsorship of New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

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