Heroines in Arms: Women of the American Military

| July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Uniforms and memorabilia from the past are included in the exhibit.

The Women’s Museum of California honors women who fought for and protected our freedoms

The Women’s Museum of California will be celebrating the heroism of women in the United States military through the different uniforms women wore from World War I to today. This military themed version of the Women’s Museum’s Historical Clothing Show will take place outside Baracks 16 in Liberty Station at 6:30 p.m., Friday, July 7. The uniforms that will be worn for the show are on loan from the Veteran’s Museum in Balboa Park as well as from several local women veterans.

The show coincides with the opening of the Museum’s latest exhibit, Heroine in Arms: Women of the American Military. This exhibit will explore women’s service within the Marine Corps, Army, Navy, and Air Force, highlighting the advancing roles women played as the 20th century progressed, from World War I Army nurses to today’s women combat officers. The exhibit will be in the Women’s Museum gallery from July 7 – August 27, 2017.

The exhibit opens at 5 p.m. and the historical clothing show starts at 6:30 p.m. The opening night event is free to the public. For information, visit www.womensmuseumca.org.

The Women’s Museum of California (WMC) is one of three brick and mortar museums in the country which focuses on women’s history. It is the only museum in California. Founded in 1983, the mission is to educate and inspire future generations about the experiences and contributions that women have made throughout history. The WMC features a variety of changing exhibits and displays on women’s history, sponsors workshop and lecture series, develops and implements educational and cultural events, including art shows, live performances and presentations; maintains a library, archive and collections.

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