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Clara Barton

National Historic Site - Maryland

The Clara Barton National Historic Site interprets the life of Clara Barton (1821–1912), an American pioneer teacher, nurse, and humanitarian who was the founder of the American Red Cross. The site is located 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest of Washington D.C. in Glen Echo, Maryland. The site includes the 38-room former residence of Barton and preserves the early history of the American Red Cross and the last home of its founder. Clara Barton spent the last 15 years of her life in her Glen Echo home (1897-1912), and it served as an early headquarters of the American Red Cross as well.

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https://www.nps.gov/clba/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clara_Barton_National_Historic_Site The Clara Barton National Historic Site interprets the life of Clara Barton (1821–1912), an American pioneer teacher, nurse, and humanitarian who was the founder of the American Red Cross. The site is located 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest of Washington D.C. in Glen Echo, Maryland. The site includes the 38-room former residence of Barton and preserves the early history of the American Red Cross and the last home of its founder. Clara Barton spent the last 15 years of her life in her Glen Echo home (1897-1912), and it served as an early headquarters of the American Red Cross as well. Clara Barton dedicated her life and energies to help others in times of need - both home and abroad, in peacetime as well as during military emergencies. Glen Echo was her home the last 15 years of her life and the structure illustrates her dedication and concern for those less fortunate than herself. By Car: Capital Beltway (I-495), Maryland outer loop exit 40 Cabin John Parkway to Clara Barton Parkway; Virginia inner loop exit 41 Clara Barton Parkway East; follow Clara Barton Parkway to MacArthur Boulevard and Glen Echo exit, left onto MacArthur Boulevard, straight across traffic circle at Goldsboro Road, next left onto Oxford Road, end of street, parking lots on the left. By Metro: Red Line to Bethesda or Friendship Heights Station, transfer to Montgomery County Ride-On Bus # 29, Glen Echo stop. Clara Barton National Historic Site Front View two and half story wooden frame house with double porch and stone corner posts. Clara Barton National Historic Site Clara Barton National Historic Site West Side side view of Clara Barton's house with Red Cross flag and American Flag. Clara Barton National HIstoric Site Front Parlor front parlor, two easy chairs, American Flag and Red Cross flag in corner behind one chair. Front Parlor, Clara Barton's favorite chair in front of flags. Main Hallway large potbelly stove in center hallway with open view to third floor Main Hallway in Clara Barton's home. Red Cross Windows Red Cross stained glass windows in room with stored furniture. Red Cross windows in the third floor storage room. Glen Echo Park - Clara Barton House Cultural Landscape The Glen Echo Park-Clara Barton House cultural landscape takes visitors on a ride through the site's history. First purchased by Edward and Edwin Baltzley in 1888, the brothers initially planned it as a Chautauqua educational system and real estate venture. By the 20th century, Glen Echo Park was a popular local amusement park. Clara Barton, activist and founder of the American Red Cross, owned a home and property adjacent to Glen Echo Park from 1891 to 1912. A colorful carousel house with a domed roof surrounds the reconstructed Dentzel Carousel. Women Amidst War The extreme demands of wartime industry and the loss of traditional family breadwinners to military service caused hardship, but also presented opportunities to women for employment, volunteerism, and activism that previously had been unavailable to them. While many of these gains would be temporary, the Civil War nonetheless represents an important step forward in American society's view of the role of women. Women were increasingly seen (and saw themselves) as the foundat Photo of women at a house on the Cedar Mountain battlefield Disability History: Military and Disability The United States has a long history of caring for its service men and women. Since the Civil War era, the Federal Government has provided doctors to support its veterans’ physical and emotional well-being. Battlefields and military hospitals help tell this story. All sites related to war and military action have disability history, since war inevitably means some soldiers will come home with short-term or long-lasting disabilities. Exterior view of a stone hotel in Yosemite Organization is Key Some civilians, like Clara Barton, took supporting the war into their own hands, while other formed and medical support organizations. Photograph of Clara Barton Clara Barton, a Tireless Effort in the Face of Disaster Clara Barton's dedication to healthcare and aiding those in need. This is a quick glimpse at her hard work. Black and white photo of Clara Barton sitting at a desk Memorials for the Future Memorials for the Future, is a competition that aims to rethink the way we develop and experience memorials in Washington, D.C. Memorials for the Future Logo More to Explore at Your National Parks When someone asks how many National Parks are there, they are thinking about the "big" parks such as the Grand Canyon or Yosemite. If you ask a National Park Service Park Ranger the answer probably be for the whole system. This article explores some of the historic and cultural sites in the National Park Service including James A. Garfield National Historic Site! brick path leading to a large white house and a tree is in front of the house with branches Natural Science, History, & Culture in the National Capital Area Learn more about your National Capital Area park through this guide to natural and cultural resource information. Cultural resource staff clean the Theodore Roosevelt memorial statue at Theodore Roosevelt Island. Series: Disability History The Disability History series brings attention to some of the many disability stories interwoven across the National Park Service’s 400+ units and its programs. “Disability stories” refer to the array of experiences by, from, and about people with disabilities represented across our nation. People with disabilities are the largest minority in the United States, but their stories often remain untold. Statue of FDR in his wheelchair Series: A Most Horrid Picture When the war began, medical practitioners did not know the exact cause of many diseases or the mechanisms of infection, and were only beginning to understand the benefits of cleanliness and good sanitation in disease prevention and healing. As a result, two out of every three deaths in the Civil War were caused by disease rather than injury. Caregivers like Clara Barton, the "Angel of the Battlefield," brought food and supplies to the soldiers and inspired new hope and life to the injured. 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