Part of our NWHM Presents! Series

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. 

Register Here.

Watch previous [email protected] events here:

/sites/default/files/styles/original_resolution/public/images/2020-09/Colorado%20Women%20in%20WWII.png | Colorado Women in World War II | | Discussion with author Gail M. Beaton, who shed light on women’s participation in WWII. Recorded on September 20, 2020.
/sites/default/files/styles/original_resolution/public/images/2020-09/First%20But%20Not%20the%20Last%281%29.png | First But Not the Last Virtual Tour | | Join NWHM on a virtual tour of our online exhibit, First But Not the Last.
/sites/default/files/styles/original_resolution/public/images/2020-10/Picturing%20Political%20Power%20Logo.png | Picturing Political Power with Allison Lange | | Join NWHM and author Allison K. Lange for exploration of how political imagery depicted women suffragists and how women in political power are portrayed today.