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History Speaks Lecture Series: The Journey to Mollie's War

  • January 13, 2019
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Naper Settlement, Naperville

History Speaks Lecture Series

The Journey to Mollie's War: WACS & World War II


Non-Members: $10/adult, $9/youth (4-12) and students

Naper Settlement Members: $8/adult, $7/ youth (4-12)

Held in the Century Memorial Chapel


Members of the Women’s Army Corps – WACs – were the first women other than nurses to serve overseas in World War II. Author Cyndee Schaffer’s mother, Mollie Weinstein Schaffer, was one of them. Drawing upon excerpts from Mollie’s wartime letters, this presentation provides a romantic, yet frightful, glimpse into the life of a woman in uniform during this crucial time in history. It traces the footsteps of the women who served in Europe, following Mollie and her fellow WACs who were stationed in London, England, before D-Day and during the post-D-Day German buzz bomb attacks. It will invite contemplation of the vital and varied roles that women have fulfilled in the American military and as citizens of Illinois.


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