Meeting of March 13, 2013

Carol Neumann-Waskie on “An Evening with Clara Barton”

Clara Barton

Clara Barton

For many years Carol Neumann-Waskie has portrayed Clara Barton in a first-person style, “Living History” performance. An expert on the life of this brave and fearless woman, Carol shared her knowledge as “Clara Barton” at the March 13th meeting of the Old Baldy Civil War Round Table.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Carol graduated with a BA in English Literature and Elementary Education from New York University. She continued studies in Counseling at Rutgers University and later pursued an advanced degree in Nursing from Gwynedd Mercy College. Since 1986 she has worked in the Temple University Health System in various roles. Currently, Carol is a nurse administrator for the Physical Medicine Department.

Carol has been involved in Civil War History for many years. She is a founder and was vice president of the Delaware Valley Civil War Round Table from 1992 thru 2002.  She has helped to found several other round tables in the area, including Bucks County Civil War Round Table in Doylestown, PA, and the Union League of Philadelphia Civil War Round Table.  In 1995 she was an instructor for the Civil War Studies Program at Holy Family University, where she taught courses specializing in Women and the Civil War and Blacks in the Civil War.

From 1994 until 2002 she was on the Board of Directors for the Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery and has represented the group on NPR radio show.

In 1996 she became the co-owner and treasurer of History and Mystery Tours of Philadelphia, beginning the first Ghost tours, “Spirits of Philadelphia” After extensive research she found over 50 ghost sightings in the city, including her own dwelling. The business was featured on the Travel Channel.

Presently, Carol is researching a book on noted women of the 19th Century.

March 2013 Newsletter