When: Sun., April 7, 2-3:30 p.m. 2019
Join the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of World War II each month. With the advent of the conflict, women flooded the workforce to fill the jobs in offices, factories and schools that men vacated when they joined the armed forces. The manpower needed to fight necessitated a breakdown of traditional family structure and gendered roles, which had immediate and far-reaching consequences. From working on aircraft and ships in Hampton Roads to clerical work at the state level, women helped run the war machine from the home front.