Monthly Program:
At the Museum, 301 Traverse Street (on corner of Pine Street)


September 7th, 2017 (Thursday) - 7:00 p.m.

"Animals in the Civil War:
   Beyond Old Abe and Traveller
                                                     Bea Freidlander, JD.,
  Former long-serving member of the
   Plymouth [Michigan] Historical Museum Board

Similar to the personal caring for domestic animals in today's society, 
animals figured prominently in the lives of people during the Civil War.  
The more famously known animals during the Civil War were Old
Abe, the 8th Wisconsin's eagle mascot, 
and Traveller, General Robert E. Lee's horse.
Friedlander's talk will include anecdotes about famous and lesser 
known individual animals, and the countless unnamed animals who 
served. suffered and died during the war.
Friedlander will also explore the role of animals in the lives of slaves, 
and consider whether it was a mere coincidence that the organized animal 
welfare movement in the United States began just months after the
Civil War ended.
As a retired attorney and nonprofit manager, Friedlander's 
presentation will combine two of her passions: history and animals.  
She is a graduate of The Ohio State University, with degrees in law 
and sociology. She also has a post-baccalaureate certificate in nonprofit 
sector studies from Wayne State University.
Friedlander continues to volunteer at the Plymouth [Michigan] Museum, and is a board 
member with several animal law, rescue and advocacy organizations.
Admission Fee:
Elk Rapids Historical Society Members,Students and Children - Free!
Non-Members: Donations Accepted!
All proceeds benefit the Historical Society’s building preservation.
Program Sponsors: