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Sally Tompkins: Our Dearest of Captains to be presented on April 7, 2019 at 2:30 P.M. Northumberland County Historical Society

The Northumberland County Historical Society is pleased to announce its spring program for Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 2:30 P.M. Ms. Marilyn Iglesias will present a one woman show on Sally Tompkins, Confederate Civil War nurse entitled: “Our Dearest of Captains.”

Although originally from California, retirement allowed Marilyn to move to Virginia and to pursue her life-long interest in all things pertaining to the Civil War. She has traced her Southern heritage to the 1600’s and now understands why she has always felt Virginia is her home!  She has just finished her 12th year as a member of the Captain Sally Tompkins Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. This has given her the springboard for her study of Sally, whom she frequently portrays. As a founding member of Ladies Victorian, Marilyn has researched and presented programs on everything from 17th, 18th, and 19th century fashions to the 1860’s military laundry as well as to the medical side of the Civil War. She has delighted audiences in all her programs and presentations.

In addition to her work in the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Marylyn is also a member of the Comte de Grasse Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Civil War Trust, several Civil War Round Tables and local historical societies.  Most recently she has become a board member of the Rosewell Foundation tasked with the preservation of the 1720’s Page Family home in Gloucester.  After Marilyn’s presentation, audience members are encouraged to visit the World War I Exhibit arranged by Scott McGuire in the Society’s library downstairs. In addition, books to celebrate other ‘women of courage’ will be on sale to benefit the Society.     

Both Society members and the general public are welcome to attend this presentation held at the Society’s Ball Memorial Library and Museum, 86 Back Street in Heathsville on April 7, 2019 at 2:30 P.M. Refreshments will also be served. For more information, phone 580-8581 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.