Exhibit Salutes the Essential Workers of World War II: July 5th – Aug 26th

Salado Museum and College Park is hosting an historical exhibit honoring the essential workers of World War II — the women who stepped up to meet the demands of the home front. The exhibit, Women, Aviation, and WWII, is available for viewing at the museum, Mondays-Fridays, 10 am-4 pm, July 5 – August 26.

The exhibit honors the dedication and sacrifice of the women essential to the American War Effort during World War II featuring Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs), Rosie the Riveters, home front workers and famous aviatrixes Jackie Cochran and Salado’s own Grace Jones. While thousands of men were fighting for their country, the people back home were engaged in an extensive war effort of their own. Among them, the American women who worked in defense industries, joined the military, and completed countless other tasks to move the Allies closer to victory. In many cases, they made these contributions while meeting family obligations at home.

The exhibit is provided by Texas Lakes Trail Region and is sponsored by the Salado Airport.

We will be announcing special events to take place during the exhibit.

The exhibit is free to the public. Donations are appreciated.Bring your entire family to view and learn from this special exhibit. We are observing Covid-19 guidelines and the space in our hall is large enough for safe social distancing.

Funded by the FASH Foundation (original exhibit) and the Summerlee Foundation (printing of traveling exhibit). Research by Chuckie Hospers and Debra Myers.

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