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Event Name: GCMIC Speakers Series with Dr. Sandra O'Connell
Start Date: 5/16/2017 11:00:00 PM
End Date: 5/16/2017 11:00:00 PM

Dr. Sandra O’Connell, “The Homefront in World War II.”

Tuesday, May 16, 7:00 p.m.

Location: The Marshall House, 217 Edwards Ferry Road, Leesburg, VA

Admission: $20 per person (tax deductible).

RSVP Required.  Please contact GCMIC by emailing or calling 703-777-1301.

Rationing, scrap drives, Rosie the Riveter, blackouts, race riots and strikes – all were part of life on the homefront during WWII. The nation was united, at the same time the war produced social upheaval and conflict at home. Letters, news stories, and artifacts illustrate the issues of the day as presented by Sandra O’Connell, co-author of  An American Family in World War II.  This award-winning book is based on a rare collection of nearly 700 letters written by a B-17 pilot, his teenage sisters and parents. Taken together, the correspondence provides an unusually detailed picture of one family’s experience in World War II and is a rare window into life on the homefront.

Sandra has presented programs for a number of aviation museums and WW II venues.

Parking is available at The Shops at The Marshall House located at 312 East Market Street, the Loudoun County Government parking garage located on Loudoun Street (between Harrison and Church streets) and metered spots in downtown Leesburg. There is no public access from Edwards Ferry Road. Only handicapped parking is permitted on the grounds.


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