Born on May 12, 1820, Florence Nightingale became the founder of the modern nursing profession. Against all odds, and with a determination uncharacteristic of women in the 1800s, Nightingale won the right to serve. She was the first female superintendent of nurses in the British army and led a team of 38 nurses into the horrible circumstances of the Crimean War. She later established a training program for nurses at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London. Join master storyteller and award winning actor Megan Wells as she brings to life this famous historical figure. Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Wheaton and the City of Wheaton Community Relations Commission.