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Things to do in your Long Subaru: Clara Barton’s Birthplace Museum

Clara Barton, famous for her accomplishments as a school teacher, woman’s suffragist, founder of the American Red Cross, and Angel of the Battlefield, was born right in Oxford Massachusetts, just a 10-minute ride from Long Subaru. The residence where Clara Barton was born and raised has converted into a museum including special tours, outdoor activities, and information about the life Clara led as a leader of her time.

The Clara Barton Birthplace Museum teaches children and adults alike to “offer a hand up, not a hand out”, and to help improve the lives of people around you. Clara’s mission was to help and educate as many people as she could in her lifetime, and often visited army camps and brought supplies for wounded soldiers, as well as becoming a founder of an elementary school in New Jersey. Upon her countless successes of helping many people in her lifetime, the Clara Barton Birthplace Museum is also home to The Barton Center for Diabetes Education, INC. In 1932, Oxford native Dr. Elliott P. Joslin wanted to create a safe haven for children living with diabetes where they could learn to develop healthy life skills and build a support network of others with the same disease. Eventually, in 1932 the first camp was open, and by 1959 there were almost 400 campers who attended!

Today, the birthplace hosts many tours to school groups, adults, and children alike, and the Barton Center for Diabetes stands next to it, keeping Clara’s mission to help the community.

Come visit the place where an American hero was born and schedule a tour today!

Admission prices, tour details, and hours are available on the website at the Clara Barton Birth Place Website.