- Sep 21, 2017
I'm still kicking myself for not paying attention, especially in American history. I did love Texas History & still do. I consider myself pretty learned in Houston history, particularly 30s & up.Kinda obvious that fewer women are interested in the Civil War. Not sure if the numbers are growing or not either. Beyond CWT, Houston CWRT, Baton Rouge CWRT,the Jefferson Civil War Symposium, Hood's Texas Brigade Association Re-activated and my SCV Camp,I don't have but about 3 CW acquaintances but 2 are women. One is my aunt who lives in the Florida panhandle. I only see her about once a year but we find some places to do some Civil War sightseeing. She and my uncle both have health issues and limited mobility and income. I have bought and sent her some books. Found out on our last visit that she is interested in paranormal activity so now I'm looking for CW books along those lines for her.
The Houston and Baton Rouge CWRTs don't have many women but quite a few attend the Jefferson CW Symposium and HTBAR. My SCV Camp is in Galveston. I know the UDC Chapter there is struggling to stay afloat and that saddens me.
My spouse has no interest in CW battlefields or cemeteries. She did enjoy our visit to the First White House Of The Confederacy in Montgomery last year. I think she would like Natchez. I dunno. She's just not a history enthusiast. Wish I could get her interested in Varina Davis.
I now am catching up on my American history. I credit family studying for that. I've had a direct ancestor in every war starting with The American Revolution. (including fathers & mothers on the home front sewing, making bandages and sending food). Really love it.