Archive for Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Revolutionary War soldier coming to historical society meeting May 26

May 13, 2009

A Revolutionary War soldier will be coming to Tonganoxie.

At 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 26 at the Tonganoxie Community Historic Site, 201 W. Washington St., Anna Smith will portray Deborah Samson, Revolutionary War soldier.

Disguised as a man, Massachusetts colonist Deborah Samson joined the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War to fight for independence from England.

Samson was the first known woman to receive a pension for military service, and first known woman lecturer of the 18th century.

The presentation is part of the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society’s monthly meeting.

The public is welcome to attend.

In the May 13 print edition of The Mirror, a story incorrectly read that the meeting was scheduled for May 19.

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