Rosie’s Mom: Forgotten Women of the First World War

September 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Fairlee Public Library

Please join us for a special Fairlee Historical Society program on Wednesday, September 6th at 7 PM in the Fairlee Library. Our speaker will be author, curator, and exhibition developer Carrie Brown. Dr. Brown will describe the important role of women during the first world war:

One hundred years ago, a full generation before Rosie the Riveter, 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. In this illustrated lecture, Carrie Brown reveals their courage and their hard work, and explores how these women helped shape the work that their more famous daughters would do in the next World War.


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