The National Women’s History Museum Launches New Exhibit: "The Women’s Army Corps: Female Soldiers In World War II"
ALEXANDRIA, VA—As we mark the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII, the National Women’s History Museum is pleased to launch its newest virtual exhibit, The Women’s Army Corps: Female Soldiers in World War II. Unlike the other women’s auxiliaries, WACs served in all theatres of the war, dispelling the notion that women were unfit for combat conditions. Working as switchboard operators, mechanics, cryptanalysts, clerks, motor pool drivers, and in many more positions both overseas and stateside, WACs effectively freed men to fight on the frontlines where they were needed most. Not only did the Women’s Army Corps assist in securing an Allied victory during WWII, they proved women could serve their country effectively and paved the way for women’s place in the Army today.
The Women's Army Corps: Female Soldiers in World War II is available on the National Women’s History Museum’s website. The Museum’s extensive collection of virtual exhibits and other programming is available here.
About the National Women's History Museum
Founded in 1996, the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) is an innovative online museum dedicated to uncovering, interpreting, and celebrating women’s diverse contributions to society. A renowned leader in women’s history education, the Museum brings to life the countless untold stories of women throughout history, and serves as a space for all to inspire, experience, collaborate, and amplify women’s impact—past, present, and future. We strive to fundamentally change the way women and girls see their potential and power.
The NWHM fills in major omissions of women in history books and K-12 education, providing scholarly content and educational programming for teachers, students, and parents. We reach more than four million visitors each year through our online content and education programming and, in early 2023, we will mount our first physical exhibit at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in downtown Washington, D.C. The Museum is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)3. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and visit us at womenshistory.org.