Friday, June 21, 2013

USA~Clara Barton National Historic Site~

Great Victorian house with a very interesting lived Clara Barton (of whom I never heard) the Florence Nightingale of the USA...Thanks a lot Ruth!!

With nice Forever stamp dedicated the life and music of Lydia Mendoza and the smaller ones represents
American Clock & Toleware Coffee Pot stamps
Clara Barton National Site in Glen Echo, Maryland was established in 1974 and was the first National Park Service honoring the accomplishments of an American woman.The home reflects Clara Barton's unique blend of professional and personal life.

Clara Barton (December 25, 1821 – April 12, 1912) was a pioneer American teacher, patent clerk, nurse, and humanitarian. At a time when relatively few women worked outside the home, Barton built a career helping others. One of her greatest accomplishments was founding the American Red Cross. This organization helps victims of war and disasters. She was never married, but had a relationship with John J. Elwell.

Although this house has only 11 rooms, it's well worth a visit. The Glen Echo residence showcases the Red Cross founder's dedication to her cause. Built in 1891, the home's design is unusual featuring halls lined with closets filled with blankets, lanterns and other disaster relief supplies. Barton's office is of particular interest. Glen Echo is a fascinating glimpse into this prolific woman's life.

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