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Protecting the Home Front: Women in Civil Defense in the Early Cold War
March 23, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
with Dr. Michael Scheibach, Scholar, Educator and Author
Attend in person or participate virtually!
From senior positions at the state and federal levels to local volunteers, women played a significant role in the nation’s civil defense program during the 1950s and early 1960s. Michael Scheibach, Ph.D., an independent scholar, educator, and author, chronicles the wide range of contributions by women in his presentation, “Protecting the Home Front: Women in Civil Defense in the Early Cold War.” Women of all ages and backgrounds participated in such areas as the ground observer corps, auxiliary police, nursing, communications, rescue, health, and mass feeding – all considered essential in the nation’s effort to be prepared in case of an atomic attack by the Soviet Union, which many at the time felt was a probability and not just a possibility. The presentation looks at women across the country as well as those in the state of Florida, including the Keys.
Free for members.
Non-members: In-person, $10; Virtual only, $5.
Register for the March 23 Lecture Here
Member priority registration through Wednesday, March 16 at 5 p.m.
All in-person registration closes Tuesday, March 22 at 5 p.m.
Virtual only registration closes Wednesday, March 23 at 5 p.m.
DOORS OPEN 5 PM – LECTURE STARTS AT 6 PM