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Date(s) - 03/08/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Reinsch Library Auditorium, Marymount University


With Allison Finkelstein, Chair of the Arlington County World War I Commemoration Task Force

Join historian Allison S. Finkelstein to learn about the postwar legacy of the WWI reconstruction aides, civilian women who treated injured soldiers using techniques that formed the foundation for modern physical and occupational therapy. After pioneering rehabilitation practices during WWI, these women worked to professionalize their field as they commemorated the war through their continued support of the men and women who served in it.

This program is free and open to the public. It is part of a monthly series of public programs sponsored by the Arlington Historical Society and Marymount University’s Department of History and Politics. For more information, please visit www.arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org, Email: info@arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org or call: 703-892-4204. Books will be available for purchase and the author will sign them.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS and FREE PARKING: Attendees should enter the Marymount University campus at the library gate on N. 26th Street. Then turn left and park in the garage at the bottom of the incline. Handicapped parking is available at this 26th Street entrance immediately upon entry at the library.  For complete directions to the Main Campus of Marymount University (2807 N. Glebe Road) go to http://www.marymount.edu/Home/Contact-us/Locate-us

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: A free Marymount Shuttle bus is available from the Ballston-MU Metro Station (Orange and Silver lines). The University is also accessible via Metro bus routes 23A and 23T; exit at the N. Glebe Road and Old Dominion Drive stop.