Celebrate women’s history at Fort Moultrie

  • Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Fort Sumter National Monument invites the public to “Military Wife-Military Life: How Did We Get From This to This?” This free program exploring the history of Fort Moultrie from a women’s perspective will be presented at Fort Moultrie Visitor Center on Sullivan’s Island on Saturday, March 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The program will identify and showcase fashion worn from the American Revolution through World War II.

Along with park staff, members of the Carolina Ladies Aid Society, Colonial Ladies Society and the Ladies Living History Association of Charleston will model the clothing from eight historical periods. They include the Revolutionary (Georgian/Colonial), War of 1812 (Regency), Nullification Crisis (Romantic), War Between the State (Crinoline), Reconstruction (Bustle), Spanish American War (Bell Epoch), World War I (Edwardian) and World War II (Swimg).

Located at 1214 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island, the fort and visitor center are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for New Year’s, Thanksgiving and Christmas Days.

While the visitor center is free, an entrance fee of $3 per adult or $5 per family is charged to tour Fort Moultrie.

For more information, visit online at www.nps.gov/fosu or call 883-3123.

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