Ellwood House hosts lecture on women and WWII

DeKALB – The Ellwood House and DeKalb County History Center will host “The Journey of Mollie’s War: WACs and WWII,” a free lecture by Illinois Humanities Road Scholar Cyndee Schaffer, at noon March 4.

Members of the Women’s Army Corps 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.

To register, contact Audrey King at 815-756-4609 or king@ellwoodhouse.org.

Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore is supported by the Mary E. Stevens Concert and Lecture Fund.