Whitehall Lecture Series - The Second Line of Defense: American Women and World War I

Sunday, March 4, 2018 @ 3:00pm
Henry Morrison Flagler Museum

The 33rd Annual Whitehall Lecture Series, Heroes of the Homefront: World War I and the Faces of Wartime America, presented each Sunday afternoon from February 11th to March 11th, commemorates the roles of American soldiers and supporters during World War I. Each lecture will present a unique range of historical perspectives, including those of political and military leadership, the Doughboys on the front lines, minority infantrymen conscripted to battle, and women on the homefront and abroad. Heroes of the Homefront will evoke a new appreciation for America’s participation in World War I and address the ways in which American culture was forever changed by it. When possible, a book signing with the author will follow each lecture.

Lynn Dumenil will focus on popular culture images and occupations of women in World War I and the conventional notions of womanhood that suggested the continuing power of expectations about women's traditional roles in the family. Attention given to "modern" women's war service and heroic activism offered dramatic evidence of boundary-crossing women and removed restrictive limits. The media's fascination with the novelty of women at war undoubtedly led it to exaggerate the degree to which American women challenged gender conventions and helps us to understand why many observers believed -- inaccurately -- that the war would prove transformative in reshaping women's lives.

Schedule & Tickets

Free for Sustaining level Members and above
$10 per lecture for Individual and Family level Members
$28 per lecture for Non-members, includes Museum Admission

· Call 5616552833

Sunday, March 4, 2018 @ 3:00pm · tickets · add to calendar 2018-03-04 15:00:00 2018-03-04 18:00:00 America/New_York Whitehall Lecture Series - The Second Line of Defense: American Women and World War I https://events.palmbeachculture.com/event/948300/whitehall-lecture-series-the-second-line-of-defense-american-women-and-world-war-i Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach, FL, 33480

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