Main Topic: Our Nation
Topic: National Expansion & Reform
Speaker: Marla Matkin
Frontier Military Posts (And the Women Who Called Them Home)
This presentation is designed to introduce audiences to the lives and times of these extraordinary women. Audiences learn about the different classes of women on post, their day-to-day routines, their social interactions and, on a more personal note, how they functioned under Victorian and military constraints. At the conclusion of the program, Matkin demonstrates a Victorian tea, which was a source of comfort, relaxation and reflection for officers’ wives.