|03/13/2020 - 7:00 pm|
|Community Room of the Canterbury, CT Town Hall|
|1 Municipal Drive - Canterbury, CT 06331|
There will be a brief business session at 7:00 pm, followed by the program & refreshments.
Join us for this performance presentation by Beverly York, Sarah Fisher Spencer, and Rick Spencer, which features historic background along with images from the “War to End All Wars.” Rick will narrate, with Bev and Sarah delivering dramatic readings from the journals of Dr. Fisher.
A graduate of the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1893, Dr. Jessie Meyers Weston worked at the Connecticut Hospital for the Insane in Middletown where she met her future husband Dr. William Edwin Fisher in 1897. Although she was a doting mother to her son William, born in 1904, she declared “housework not her forte” and maintained focus on her medical career. In 1918, at the age of 45 and without the approval of her family, she traveled to France to do her part in the First World War, working with the American Red Cross in a hospital at Beauvais in the Picardy region of France. During that time, Dr. Fisher kept two journals that that her great-granddaughter, Sarah Fisher Spencer, transcribed in 1996 , forming the basis for this entertaining and enlightening program.
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