Seven Sisters go to War: Women’s Colleges During World War II

by | Nov 30, 2021

Between 1941 and 1945, the U.S. government recruited students from the Seven Sisters, a prestigious group of American women’s
colleges, for service in the armed forces. From secret code breaking courses to naval officer training schools, these elite colleges—and
their students—helped secure an Allied victory during World War II. This lecture will chronicle the contributions of women’s colleges to
World War II with a special focus on the women of Mount Holyoke, Radcliffe, Smith, and Wellesley Colleges.

Join Amanda Goodheart Parks, PhD, museum educator, public historian, and historical interpreter specializing in the history of women and gender. Dr. Parks currently serves as the Director of Education at the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, CT. and recently served as a contributing historian for the History Channel’s miniseries “The Titans That Built America”.

WHEN: Thursday December 2nd | 6:00 – 7:00pm
WHERE: Register online or call or visit the Library

Masks fully covering the nose and mouth are required | 369 Southbridge Street, Auburn MA 01501| 508.832.7790