Role of women in colonial times will be discussed

PERRYSBURG – Dr. Christine Myers, adjunct professor of history at Lourdes College and Franklin
University, will speak Nov. 19 at the Fort Meigs Visitor Center in Perrysburg.
The subject of Myers’ talk is the role of women in war during America’s colonial and early republic
Myers will discuss the roles of women during the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War, and the
War of 1812. Along with discussing noteworthy women like Deborah Sampson and Dolley Madison, she will
look at the experiences and challenges faced by average women who tried to survive the military
conflicts and aid their side, be they patriots or loyalists.
Myers has authored and contributed to several books including "The Encyclopedia of the Early
Republic & Antebellum America," and "Women in World History, Volume II: Women in the
Modern World (From 1500 to 1900)."
The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
The program is sponsored by the Anderton Bentley Fund in memory of Christopher Perky, who served at Fort
Meigs during the War of 1812.