Sowing the Seeds of Victory: The Women’s Land Army of America
Join us for our second installment of the Winter Lecture Series!
In 1917, the Women’s Land Army of America (WLAA) began recruiting the first of more than 20,000 women who would work the land while America’s farmers were called up to serve in the Great War. The girls and women of the WLAA, also known as the Farmettes, shocked American society as they were paid equally with male farm laborers, worked eight hour days, and wore pants. Eventually, Farmettes would work on family farms and orchards in 25 states including Virginia. Join Adjunct Instructor Anna E. Kiefer as we explore these amazing women and this time in our states history.
Lecture is FREE, but donations are always welcome! For more information, call 703-792-5618.