SMS presents lecture on women factory workers of WWI


STRATTON — Carrie Brown will present "Rosie's Mom; Forgotten Women of the First World War" as part of Stratton Mountain School's Summit Lecture Series on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the The Patti Kaltsas Education, Arts and Student Center on the Stratton Mountain School campus.

One hundred years ago, a full generation before Rosie the Riveter, women rolled up their sleeves and entered war industries where they had never been welcome before.

They ran powerful machinery, learned new skills, and faced the hostility of men in the shops.

In this illustrated lecture, Brown reveals their courage and their hard work, and explores how these women helped shape the work that their more famous daughters would perform during World War II.

Brown has been a museum curator and exhibit developer for more than 25 years, and is the author of books, magazine articles, and exhibition catalogues. She holds a doctorate in American Literature and Folklore from the University of Virginia.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Grigsby at 802-856-1179 or


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