Exploring Gettysburg with Sue Boardman (part six)

conclusion of a series

We wrap up our series with Licensed Battlefield Guide Sue Boardman today on the backside of the Pennsylvania Memorial, where we tried to find what shelter we could from the wind that bedeviled us all day.

Sue offers her general impressions of being a guide, being a woman in a male-dominated field, and Gettysburg in general.

It was a wonderful treat for me to spend the day with Sue exploring her favorite spots on the Gettysburg battlefield.

My own interest in Women’s History Month stemmed from my personal experience as the father of a little girl. I wanted Steph to see she could, in Stonewall Jackson’s words, “be whatever she resolved to be,” and I always sought role positive models for her to look up to. Steph has her own daughter now–who turns one in just a few days–and I want my granddaughter to have that same kind of encouragement and positive influence.

Sue is just that kind of great role model, and she’s a Gettysburg treasure. I appreciate her help in commemorating Women’s History Month this year. Thank YOU for sharing it with us!

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3 Responses to Exploring Gettysburg with Sue Boardman (part six)

  1. Joe Mieczkowski says:

    She was my mentor and I’m glad she’s representing those of us who are guides here in Gettysburg

  2. Thanks to both of you for a great series. So good to know there are people like Sue out there.

  3. Nice series. Thanks!

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