The Playhouse at Museum Village will host Lynne McKenney Lydick as 'the angel of the battlefield'

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:22

Monroe — Continuing to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Museum Village will present two performances on Saturday, Oct. 8, of the one-person show celebrating the life and deeds of “the angel of the battlefield,” Clara Barton. In a partnership with the Creative Theatre-Muddy Waters Players, Lynne McKenney Lydick, an actress from Worcester, Mass., will bring Clara Barton to life at the Playhouse at Museum Village at 3 and 7 p.m. Barton (1821-1921), who was often referred to as “the angel of the battlefield” for her courage during the Civil War, saved many soldiers’ lives, from both the North and South, armed only with medical supplies, food and clothing. She was also the founder of the American Red Cross and an outspoken Civil War critic. The show, “Follow the Cannon: A Reading of Clara Barton’s Civil War Letters,” will share these experiences once again. The performance will also include audience participation. The weekend will also include an encampment of a Union and a Confederate field hospital as well as a local group of Union Re-enactors. The museum’s “Changing Exhibits Building” continues to showcase a special exhibit of civil war artifacts provided by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Tickets for the play are $20 per person and includes donut and apple cider after each performance. Call the box office at 845-294-9465. Museum Village is located at 1010 Route 17M in Monroe. For more information, call 845-782-8248 or e-mail