Screening of Civil War-era movie ‘Glory’
‘Glory’ is a drama about the Civil War-era 54th Massachusetts Regiment, the first volunteer all black unit in the Union army. The film stars Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington and Matthew Broderick (as Col. Robert Gould Shaw who had family ties to Jamaica Plain). One of the officers who died in the assault on Fort Wagner is listed on the Monument across South Street from the venue. Admission is by donation and seating is limited so reserve early by email to Friday, February 20, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St, Jamaica Plain

The Remarkable Life of Dr. Susan Dimock
In an age when women were expected to remain in the home and when both higher education and professional careers were considered too masculine for females to pursue, Susan Dimock proved a delightful exception to the rule. Born in the slave-holding South, she moved to Massachusetts in the wake of the Civil War, excelled at scientific study, and was taken in as a student by the staff of the New England Hospital for Women and Children. With the aid of the hospital’s founder, Dr. Marie Zakrzewska, Susan went on to become a healthcare pioneer. She earned her medical degree in Zurich, becoming one of Boston’s preeminent surgeons, and developed the first professional nursing school in the nation. Join author and photographer Susan Wilson for a fascinating look into Susan Dimock’s remarkable, but tragically short, life and into the institution that bears her name to this day: the Dimock Center in Roxbury. Free and open to the public. Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. Loring-Greenough House, 20 South St, Jamaica Plain

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