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HCSCC Presents: Local Women and WW1

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Comstock House

506 8th Street South

Moorhead, MN 56560

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Angela Beaton, an NDSU graduate student and an assistant with the NDSU University Press, will discuss the women of Minnesota and North Dakota who served as nurses during World War I.

While the United States didn't officially enter the war until 1917, American women joined the Red Cross and the Army Nurse Corps as soon as the war broke out in 1914. At that point, 403 women served in the Army Nurse Corps and that number grew to 21,480 by Armistice Day in 1918. Their service required dangerous and exhausting work, and unfortunately many of their stories have gone untold.

General admission for the presentation is $5, but tickets are free for MNHS and HCSCC members. Admission also includes tours of Moorhead’s historic Queen Anne mansion and refreshments from the Rex Cafe. Beaton’s presentation will be the last student presentation until the fall semesters begin.

For more information, please contact the Comstock House site manager and HCSCC Director of Operations Matt Eidem at (218) 291-4211 or matt.eidem@hcsmuseum.org.

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