To mark the centennial of the United States’ entry into World War I, American History (After Hours) is dedicating an evening to the women of WWI and their lasting impact.
The Great War was a pivotal time in world history that was also a pivotal moment for women’s history as droves of American women donned uniforms, volunteered, or worked in the military and civilian organizations during the Great War. At home and abroad, these fearless, intelligent, and talented ladies pushed the boundaries of traditional roles and expectations of women and their actions ultimately helped pave the way for women’s suffrage.
Join us for a truly special American History (After Hours) as we spend the evening exploring the expanding roles of women, the continued limitations they had to work within, and the lasting results of their efforts. Activities for the night include:
◦ A discussion with experts, historians, and museum curators
◦ Curator-led tours of new WWI displays at the museum
◦ Rarely-seen objects, WWI posters, and artifacts out of storage
◦ French, English, German, and US canteen-inspired drink stations
◦ WWI reenactors
◦ Thematic era-inspired appetizers (no rationing though, we promise!)
◦ Hands-on activities
◦ Scavenger hunt with prizes for the first 5 people
Tickets include food and drink and access to all activities for the evening. This is a 21+ event. Rum tastings at the English canteen-inspired station provided courtesy of D.C.’s own Cotton & Reed.