FRAMINGHAM – On the home front during World War I, women and girls of Framingham gathered weekly to support our soldiers “over there.”
Formed in 1917, the Military Girls Club lifted the spirits of many young men with “comfort boxes” of sweets and necessities and regular correspondence.
On Sunday, January 27, Kathy Barbieri Tomasetti will present the history of the World War I military Girls Club in Framingham at Edgell Memorial Library at 3 Oak Street.
The event is sponsored by the Framingham History Center.
Tickets are $5 for members and $10 for non-members.
Purchase tickets at framinghamhistory.org. Questions? Call 508-626-9091.
Founding member and Treasurer Kathryn (Cassie) Harrington Jordan compiled a beautifully detailed Military Girls scrapbook from 1916-1919 with newspaper clippings detailing the club’s fundraising dances at Lake Waushakum, “arrived safely” postcards, letters, photographs and even patriotic Dennison stickers.
Cassie’s granddaughter Kathy Barbieri Tomasetti, reproduced this scrapbook for the Framingham History Center’s An American Town in WWI exhibit.
She will share more with attendees about this invaluable snapshot of Framingham during wartime and the indomitable spirit of the women who were left behind.
Snow date is Sunday, February 10, 2019.