March 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
One event on April 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Ages 13+. Join us each month as we commemorate the 75th anniversary of World War II. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sundays, 2-3:30pm at Belmont Recreation Center.
Mar 1: Women in Baseball
World War II opened many occupations for American women, including professional sports. The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was created to keep the home front entertained and interested in baseball. While initially conceived as a novelty, the women who played in this league quickly demonstrated their skill and helped make the case for professional sports for women. Join historian Amanda Williams as she shares the fascinating history of professional female baseball during World War II.
Apr 19: Henrico’s Homefront
How did World War II impact the everyday lives of the citizens of Henrico County? From Victory Gardens, rationing and scrap drives, to German POW farm laborers and a decoy airfield, the war was a daily reminder for residents of sacrifice and danger. Join historian Lisa Denton as she presents an overview of World War II and how it impacted the civilian population of Henrico County.