Historian to bring Clara Barton to life at Shelton Historical Society event

SHELTON - Clara Barton, known as the Angel of the Battlefield, will soon be paying a visit to the city.

Carolyn Ivanoff, an educator, author and independent historian, will be playing the part of Barton, one of the most decorated women of the 19th century, on March 5. The event, titled Clara Barton, The Life and Legacy of an American Icon, will be at 1 p.m. at Brownson Country Club, 15 Soundview Ave.

Advanced registration by March 1 is advised. Tickets are $20 for society members, $25 for non-members To reserve your seat, call (203) 925-1803 or email sheltonhistorycenter@gmail.com. Payment by cash, check, or Venmo will be accepted at the door.

Barton was the creator of the Missing Soldier’s Office and founder of the American Red Cross. Her work on Civil War battlefields and her Red Cross relief efforts at every major disaster in the second half of the 19th century touched millions of lives worldwide.

Ivanoff has done extensive research into Barton’s life and will present this program in honor of Women’s History Month wearing full authentic attire.

Refreshments will include coffee, tea, and light fare.