March is Women’s History Month. It is also the month where a lot of history happened at the Fayetteville Arsenal. In combining both observances, the Museum of the Cape Fear, in partnership with the Cumberland County Headquarters Library, will present “Hoop Skirts and Gunpowder: A Woman of the Fayetteville Arsenal,” March 10 at 2 p.m. in the library’s Pate Room. Admission is free.
“Hoop Skirts and Gunpowder: A Woman of the Fayetteville Arsenal” is one-of-a-kind, one-woman show by Lee Ann Rose of Williamsburg, Va. The presentation will include describing what women did in the arsenals, the jobs women performed in the Civil War, and comparisons between the freedoms and dangers arsenal workers had with the continued responsibility of domestic life.
For more information about the Museum of the Cape Fear, visit www.museumofthecapefear.ncdcr.gov.
Plans are now in place to transform the Museum of the Cape Fear into the North Carolina Civil War & Reconstruction History Center. For more information and membership opportunities, visit www.nccivilwarcenter.org.