The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center hosts Ames Sheldon, who will present on her book "Eleanor's Wars."
Sheldon talks about the many roles American women played in the Great War, especially those who went over to France to serve as nurses, telephone operators, doctors, truck drivers, chemists, translators, ambulance drivers and hospital directors. She reads from primary sources about some of their experiences and talks a bit about her research process.
"Eleanor's Wars" was recently awarded the Benjamin Franklin Gold Award for Best New Voice in Fiction.
Ames worked at the Minnesota Historical Society for seven years and was a lead author and editor of "Women's History Sources: A Guide to Archives and Manuscript Collections in the United States." This reference book helped to launch the field of women's history in the late 1970s.
The program begins at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center, Superior. Refreshments served.
Copies of "Eleanor's Wars" are on sale now at the Bong Center's gift shop.