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"Women of Resilience: Brazos County in World War I"

The Brazos County World War I Centennial Committee is pleased to announce it’s partnership with the Museum of the American GI in College Station on its exhibit, “Women of Resilience: Brazos County in World War I.” The exhibit opened Saturday, September 23rd, at the Museum of the American GI and continues through the end of March 2018.

“Women of Resilience” focuses on Brazos County’s women veterans of World War I and the contributions of women at home. It tells the stories of nine women who served as nurses and as yeoman during the war. On the homefront, the American Red Cross played a vital role in encouraging those at home to knit socks and mufflers, sew bedshirts, make comfort kits, and take nursing classes. In addition, women were raising money for liberty bonds, planting gardens, and preserving food through canning clubs. An important advocate of these efforts was the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution who distributed 44 bulletins nationwide on how women could help. Bryan’s William Scott Chapter NSDAR raised money, knitted articles, attended to sick sodiers on the A&M campus, and supported four French orphans.

This exhibit is an initiative of the Brazos County World War I Centennial Committee chaired by Dr. John Blair of the National Archives and Records Administration. It was prepared by Dr. Shawn B. Carlson, Curator of Collections and Exhibits at Star of the Republic Museum and Regent of La Villita Chapter NSDAR, Mary Shearer, Regent of William Scott Chapter NSDAR, and Pamela Marshall, Past Regent of Come & Take It Chapter NSDAR.

What's Nearby
  • Presented By: Museum of the American G.I.
  • Dates: December 1, 2017 - March 1, 2018
  • Location: Museum of the American G.I.
  • Address: 19124 HWY 6 S.
    College Station, TX 77845
  • Phone: (979) 690-0501
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Price: Adults: $6 Senior citizens: $5 Active or Retired US Military: $5 Children (5 -17): $4 Children 4 and under: Free with paying adult School Groups of 10 or more children: $3.50 per person
"Women of Resilience: Brazos County in World War I"
  • 19124 HWY 6 S.
  • College Station, TX 77845
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  • Museum of the American G.I.
  • Adults: $6 Senior citizens: $5 Active or Retired US Military: $5 Children (5 -17): $4 Children 4 and under: Free with paying adult School Groups of 10 or more children: $3.50 per person
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