Women’s History Month Event: Women’s Army Corps During WWII

Womens Army CorpsMidway Village Museum celebrates Women’s History Month with “Carrie’s Story: A Personal History of the Women’s Army Corps During World War II” as a part of its Winter Lecture Series. The lecture will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 21.

Dr. Penelope Blake of Rock Valley College will present the history of the first female military officers in American history who were trained at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, in 1942.  In the months and years to come, thousands of other women would follow, serving in non-combat roles in order to free thousands more men to fight in the front lines during World War II.  Dr. Blake has authored two books on the subject of the Women’s Army Corps.

The cost for the lecture is $6 per person, with  Midway Village Museum members admitted for free. For more information, call Midway Village at 815.397.9112 or visit www.midwayvillage.com.

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~ by Mika Doyle on March 15, 2010.

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