The Women of Stones River

Stones River National Battlefield, March 25, 2019 Photograph and pair of scissors belonging to Rebecca Jetter Brown. Her husband Captain John Brown fought here at the Battle of Stones River, and while he was away, Rebecca worked as a tailor, using these scissors to cut fabric.

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The Women of Stones River

March 24, 2019, Stones River National Battlefield The collection room of our museum is home to thousands of artifacts, and is the work space of museum technician: Marna Bastian. Having worked in several career fields previously, Marna said that the National Park Service was her, “mid life crisis career change…”…

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The women of Stones River

Stones River National Battlefield, March 23, 2019 Our park benefited from the guidance and vision of two exceptional women prior to Superintendent Brenda’s arrival. Superintendent Gayle Hazelwood brought he extraordinary passion for connecting with the public and the community to the park and charted our course through some of our…

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The Women of Stones River

Stones River National Battlefield, March 20, 2019 Today we recognize the lady running the show, Superintendent Brenda Pennington. Prior to her arrival at Stones River in 2016, Brenda worked at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Washington D.C., and was previously Superintendent at William Howard Taft National Historic Site. When asked about…

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Junior Rangers protecting the Battlefield

January 30, 2019 These two Junior Park Rangers are putting their oath to “protect the park” very seriously. With the Government shut down, the Park Rangers aren’t at the National Parks, which has meant trash has been piling up across the country’s National Parks. These two Jr Rangers grabbed some…

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