Women in the Military- Free Smithsonian-UMD Program

Dr. Marian Moser Jones at the University of Maryland, College Park, and the curators of the Armed Forces Division at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, are inviting veterans or active duty service members of all ages and genders to participate in one or more free weekend discussion-museum tour programs. These veteran-led programs, titled “100 Years of American Women in Uniform,” will take place the weekends of October 7-9, 2016; November 18-20, 2016; March 17-19, 2017, and May 12-14, 2017. Participants will be provided with free books and other reading materials, and will have the opportunity to learn about and reflect on American military women’s experience of war across a century, using unpublished writings and memoirs, as well as photography and items in the museum’s collection. They will also learn about ways that they can document their own experiences for posterity.


These not-for-attribution discussions are part of an NEH-funded program entitled Dialogues on the Experience of War. This is not a study and no data will be collected. It is an educational program to benefit veterans. Students can get academic credit for participation. If you’re interested, contact Marian Moser Jones at moserj@umd.edu  or go to http://sph.umd.edu/department/fmsc/women-veterans.