Join the National Women’s History Museum on select Sundays each month as we bring you free virtual programming from the comfort of your home! From panel discussions, author talks, guest curated walk throughs of brand-new online exhibits and virtual workshops, we invite you to take a “women’s history break” with us to feel inspired and come away empowered by the stories of women on whose shoulders we now stand. All NWHM Presents! [email protected] programming is free to attend, but pre-registration is required.
"Be a Marine, Free a Marine to Fight": The United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve in WWII
Sunday, November 15, 3:00pm EST
Join Lacey Opdycke, NWHM Public History Research Intern and curator of both the USMCWR in WWII and the Women's Army Corps: Female Soldiers in WWII exhibits, on a free virtual tour of the NWHM’s newest online exhibit, "Be a Marine, Free a Marine to Fight": The United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve in WWII.
Often overlooked in current historical recounting, these unsung women heroes heeded the call to serve their nation when so many of their male counterparts were sent abroad to fight. Participants will view highlights from the exhibition and explore the stories of women through primary sources, historical photographs and graphic images, and oral histories told by surviving female veterans.