St. Louis Women in World War 1

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Date(s) - 03/02/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Maplewood Public Library


Explore the part women played on the home front and on the frontlines during World War I.

Learn about Julia Stimson, the first woman to attain the rank of major in the U.S. Army, and Dr. Esther Leonard, one of only seven women contracted as anesthetists by the army.

Discover the work of the Woman’s Committee of the Missouri Council of National Defense and the dedicated volunteers of the St. Louis American Red Cross during the 1918 Influenza Epidemic.

Presented by Patrick Allie, Military and Firearms Curator with the Missouri History Museum.

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