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Date: 5/2/2017
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Title: Knitting for Victory in WWI with Holly Korda
Contact: , 236-3642
Location: Rockport Public Library
Description: In the summer of 1917, following the U.S. entry into World War I in April, the American Red Cross put out an urgent call for volunteers in every state who came to knit more than 15 million pounds of wool into socks, sweaters, hats, and bandages for our soldiers and allies overseas. In less than two years, membership swelled from 200,000 to over 30 million nationwide. Women, men, and the nation's school children knit and purled more than 24 million articles for the war effort in the most successful mobilization of community resources in the United States.

Join Holly Korda in exploring the amazing efforts of the Knitting Brigades of WWI, and learn how knitting helped unify the nation and win the war.
 
 

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