Soldier Shares Story Of Motherhood, Military Service

Chara Vincelette spoke last week at the Women’s History Project, as part of the Vermont Commission on Women’s celebration of women Veterans. Vincelette started her service with the Vermont National Guard right out of high school and recently returned from deployment in Afghanistan.

Lawless: Breaking Down Gender Stereotypes

Commentator Ann Lawless of the American Precision Museum in Windsor has been getting ready for Vermont’s Civil War Commemoration this year by collecting stories about what Vermont women were doing both at the battle lines and on the home front.

Blackwell: Clarina And The Civil War

According to historian Marilyn Blackwell, the Civil War was the first conflict in which the federal government involved women directly.  One of them was Clarina Howard Nichols, best known in Vermont for her promotion of married women’s property rights.