In conjunction with the Citizen Soldiers on the Prairie exhibit, the Johnson County Museum presents Mickey Ebert, Education Specialist at the National Archives at Kansas City, who will speak about the role of women on the home front during the Second World War. In 1943, President Roosevelt described the work of citizen soldiers when he said “Every combat division, every naval task force, every squadron of fighting planes is dependent for its equipment and ammunition and fuel and food…on the American people in civilian clothes in the offices and in the factories and on the farms at home.” The women civilians in those offices, factories, and at home will be the topic of this presentation which will feature primary sources found at the National Archives.
Saturday, January 18, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Education Center of the Johnson County Museum of History
6305 Lackman Rd. Shawnee, KS
Admission is free
Most suitable for older girls interested in the Freedom’s Heroes badge.