Wednesday, October 17, 2018
The 2018 Program Series: “Remembering the Great War, Home and Abroad” continues as Carrie Brown discusses “Rosie’s Mom: Forgotten Women of the First World War.” One hundred years ago, a full generation before Rosie the Riveter, American women rolled up their sleeves and entered war industries where they had never been welcome before. They ran powerful machinery, learned new skills, and faced the sullen hostility of the men in the shops. Discover their courage and hard work and the impact “the Great War” had on their lives. Explore how these women helped shape the work that their more famous daughters would do in the next World War.
Carrie Brown is an independent scholar who holds a doctorate in American Literature and Folklore from the University of Virginia. She works as a freelance history curator for museums in New England and is the author of two books and many articles and exhibit catalogs. Dr. Brown delights in finding connections between changing technology and the evolution of popular culture.
Attendance is free for Athenaeum Proprietors, Subscribers and Friends. Guests and members of the public are welcome to attend the entire series by becoming a Friend of the Athenaeum for as little as $25 per year, payable at the door. Admission to an individual program is $10.
Space is limited and reservations are required. Please call (603) 431-2538 ext. 2 and reserve your spot(s) today.
The 2018 Lecture Series is sponsored by UBS.
[Image: Women working in ordnance plants in World War I making fibre powder containers for 3″ Stokes gun at W.C. Ritchie & Co., Chicago, Ill. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.]