Chautauqua: Catharine Littlefield Greene

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Chautauqua: Catharine Littlefield Greene

Join us as we travel back in time to meet Lady Catharine Littlefield Greene, wife of General Nathanael Greene.

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Spartanburg County Public Libraries 151 South Church Street Spartanburg, SC 29306

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Towards the end of the American War for Independence, Catharine Littlefield Greene takes one more trip to accompany her husband to the front lines of war.

Destined for the Continental Army’s camp above the Ashley River, just outside Charleston, Caty makes her way South with one of Nathanael Greene’s letters to her in hand. She had always thought of the war as an exciting adventure, a time of great peril and separation, but also of opportunity and education. She knows her place and her duties as a mother and as an officer’s wife, and she has been known to push the envelope on what is considered “socially acceptable” public behavior.

As the war drags on, Catharine grows older, and wiser. Still, despite his best efforts to forewarn her, Nathanael is unsuccessful in preparing his wife for the desolation and destruction she will see – the worst yet – as the war comes to its conclusion. The year is 1781, Caty is headed to an exhausted, sick army encampment with a new wardrobe and a military escort – and she’s worried about exactly what she will find…

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  • Groups larger than 6 need to contact the Kennedy Room directly at 864-596-3508 to book seats.
  • Doors will open at 6:15 pm, pending the completion of sound checks with our performers.
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  • All members of a ticket party must be together in order to enter. If your party is incomplete, please wait to enter the auditorium. Upon being checked in, ticketholders will receive wristbands at the door. After receiving wristbands, you can leave and re-enter the Barrett Room as needed.
  • Please plan to arrive at least five minutes before the start of the program. At 6:55 pm, we reserve the right to fill any open seats.
  • Show begins at 7:00 pm with period music.
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