I had the honor to present Mrs. Harvey, “the Wisconsin Angel” to two audiences yesterday — a very fitting way to observe Veterans Day.
I was happy with the shows, always gratified to introduce Cordelia Harvey to people who may not know about her work on behalf of Union Soldiers between 1862 and 1865.
The Q&A at the end of the two shows were some of the best I’ve had (I’ve been doing this presentation since 2008). There were some really excellent questions, several of which I’ve never had before. Being able to do a portion of the Q&A as Mrs. Harvey is an excellent opportunity for me to use material that doesn’t fit easily into the show, but which I’ve retained just in case there is an opportunity to use it. Having those moments present themselves, especially when it allows me to share words directly from her letters, is what I imagine hitting a home run must feel like!
So, again, thanks to those who made the event happen, and to everyone who turned out to see the shows.
I am proud to say that I have been playing Cordelia Harvey, including helping to develop the content of the program, under the auspices of the Kenosha Civil War Museum since 2008. Inquire as to performances of Cordelia Harvey for your civic group, historical society, public library or school at bookings(at)marykababik(dot)com orblobello(at)kenosha(dot)org.