Vivandière is a French name for women attached to Zouave regiments who followed the army to provide support for the troops. A vivandiere wore a uniform and braved battles to provide care for wounded soldiers on the battlefield. The most famous vivandiere was Marie Tepe known as "French Mary," who fought for the Union army and served with the 114th Pennsylvania Infantry Zouaves who wore colorful uniforms including a “fez” style hat.
Enlist in the Union Army for a day. Tepe fought along with the men and was awarded the Kearny Cross for her courageous service at the Battle of Chancellorsville! Hear what war was like for French Mary (portrayed by Cindy McShane) and make your own Zouave fez hat.
Share your passion for history with a child for this special children’s program. The event is FREE, but registration is required by calling Diane Klinefelter at 412-276-3456, x9 before June 16. For children ages 7-14.