March 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm| Free
Ages 13+. Join us each month as we commemorate the 75th anniversary of World War II. Information: email@example.com
Sundays, 2-3:30pm at Belmont Recreation Center.
Mar 17: The Monuments Men
World War II presented an enormous threat to the cultural heritage of Europe and Asia. There was a concerted effort by the U.S. military to protect cultural objects and historic buildings from damage and theft. This led to the creation of the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives Section (MFAA). At the forefront of this group was a handful of dedicated service members known today as the “Monuments Men”. Throughout the war, and against tremendous odds, this small group was successful in their efforts to preserve thousands of years of cultural heritage.
Apr 7: Rosie the Riveter
With the advent of World War II, women flooded the workforce to fill the jobs in offices, factories and schools that men vacated when they joined the armed forces. The manpower needed to fight necessitated a break-down of traditional family structure and gendered roles, which had immediate and far-reaching consequences. From working on aircraft and ships in Hampton Roads to clerical work at the state level, women helped run the war machine from the home front.