Hampton History Museum Family Day: "Women of WWII"


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Hampton History Museum is back with another great line-up of FREE Family Fun for their Second Saturday Family Day! The theme this month is "Women of WWII".

Description: Living history reenactors portraying members of the WWII Women’s Army Corps (WACs), along with hands-on activities and other interactive experiences shed light on the lives of the “Women of WWII".
In addition to their historical interpretations of members of the WACs, the reenactors of the 1st WAC Separate Battalion, Able Company, will bring equipment for children to see and handle including canteens, mess kits, duffle bags, footlocker, signal light, field uniform, dress uniform, recruiting brochures and original photographs. The reenactors will encourage visitors to join in some of the physical training exercises that would have been part of the WAC daily routines.

Attendees can explore the true story behind the iconic Rosie the Riveter with Hampton History Museum volunteers. Arts and crafts activities include paper army hat-making and coloring pages.

Where: Hampton History Museum, 120 Old Hampton Lane, Hampton VA

When: Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 11am-2pm

Cost: This 2nd Saturday Family Event is free and takes place in the museum's Great Hall and courtyard. Admission to tour the museum galleries is a special $3 rate on 2nd Saturdays.

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photo courtesy of the 1st WAC Separate Battalion, Able Company

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