Brown Bag/Local Lore “The Journey of Mollie’s War: WACS and WWII”
Experience World War II through the eyes of Women’s Army Corps member Mollie Weinstein Schaffer.
About this Event
On Thursday, March 4 at noon, join the Ellwood House and DeKalb County History Center for “The Journey of Mollie’s War: WACs and WWII,” a free lecture by Illinois Humanities Road Scholar Cyndee Schaffer.
Members of the Women’s Army Corps (WACs) were the first women other than nurses to serve overseas in World War II. Cyndee Schaffer’s mother, Mollie Weinstein Schaffer, was one of them. Drawing upon excerpts from Mollie’s letters written home during the war, this presentation provides a romantic, yet frightful, glimpse into the life of a woman in uniform during this crucial time in history.
The presentation is part of Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore, the museums’ series of free monthly lectures. The one-hour program will take place virtually via Zoom.
Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore is funded in part by the Mary E. Stevens Concert and Lecture Fund, and through generous support of the Illinois Humanities.