The CHS, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is proud to host a presentation by Mallory Warner, Museum Specialist at the National Museum of American History, entitled “History Wrapped Up In a Cape: The Story Behind Four Women’s Medical Uniforms.”
For women in medicine, the U.S. entry into WWI offered a chance for increased, but still limited, participation in the nation’s military. Adapted from research for the exhibit “Modern Medicine and the Great War” at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, this talk will present the stories of four women whose uniforms are preserved in the museum’s collections. Representing two nurses, a doctor, and a physical therapy aide, the uniforms speak both to a pride of service and a struggle for equality in the first major US conflict for women in uniform.
CHS’s exhibit, Facing War: Connecticut in WWI, will be open from 5:00 – 5:30 pm.
The event is FREE and open to the public, but please RSVP before October 10 at [email protected] or by calling 860-236-5621 ext. 238.
Questions? Contact Adult Programs Manager Natalie Belanger at [email protected] or call 860-236-5621 ext. 289.
About the Speaker
Mallory Warner is a Museum Specialist at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. At the museum, she helps care for the collections of the Division of Medicine & Science, and has co-curated several exhibits on topics from recombinant DNA to scientific glassware to medicine in World War One.