Elizabeth Thorn: Immigrant, Mother, Heroine (Live Viewers)

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Among the approximately 200,000 people from the German states who came to America in 1854, was a young woman named Elizabeth Masser. She married Peter Thorn and the two cared for the Evergreen Cemetery in Gettysburg, PA. Elizabeth never thought of herself as a heroine, but that's exactly what she became because of her deeds before, during, and after the Battle of Gettysburg. Join Jeff Greenawalt, a volunteer historian for the Adams County Historical Society, to hear the incredible story of this amazing woman.

Two ways to watch:

1. Watch Live on the Carroll County Public Library YouTube Channel. (No registration required.)

2. Join from your browser. Register for the webinar here. 

Hometown Places, Historic Faces is presented by the History Consortium, an association of historical societies, libraries, and museums in South Central Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland. 


Celebrating America fosters a greater sense and understanding of America's history and Carroll County's important role in that history by joining forces with private and public institutions around the county. For more information about the initiative, visit Carroll County's Celebrating America website.