inset portrait of Charlotte over a photo of Bethany Home

Charlotte Ouisconsin Clark Van Cleve: A Life of Service


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200 Tower Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55111
United States

Cost

Regular site admission

About This Event

Charlotte Ouisconsin Clark Van Cleve (1819-1907), the daughter of a U.S. Army officer, arrived at what became Fort Snelling in 1819. She later married an army officer who served with the Second Minnesota during the Civil War, and settled in Minneapolis where she became a prominent figure in the community, took up the cause of women's right to vote, and helped to establish the Bethany Home. Her book, Three Score Years and Ten: Life-Long Memories of Fort Snelling, has given us insight into life at the Fort in its early years. Learn about Charlotte, her work, and her role in local history at this casual morning talk.

Enjoy a day of learning at the Fort! Why not enjoy our new exhibit Many Voices, Many Stories, One Place, hear about Charlotte, and stay with us through the early afternoon for our second talk of the day, History Highlights: Minnesota's First Team in the National Football League? We're offering lots of learning opportunities this day, all free with regular site admission.
 


 

Event Type:
  • Lectures & Talks

Cost

Regular site admission

Questions? Contact us.
612-726-1171