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Brown Bag/Local Lore “The Journey of Mollie’s War: WACS and WWII”

March 4, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

March is Women’s History Month – commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.
On Thursday, March 4 at noon, join the Ellwood House and DeKalb County History Center for “The Journey of Mollie’s War: WACs and WWII,” a free lecture by Illinois Humanities Road Scholar Cyndee Schaffer.
Experience World War II through the eyes of Women’s Army Corps member Mollie Weinstein Schaffer.
Members of the Women’s Army Corps (WACs) were the first women other than nurses to serve overseas in World War II. Cyndee Schaffer’s mother, Mollie Weinstein Schaffer, was one of them. Drawing upon excerpts from Mollie’s letters written home during the war, this presentation provides a romantic, yet frightful, glimpse into the life of a woman in uniform during this crucial time in history.
The presentation is part of Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore, the museums’ series of free monthly lectures. The one-hour program will take place virtually via Zoom.