Posts Tagged ‘women’
in What's New
March 4, 2013
President Truman signed the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act in 1948, allowing women to enlist in the Regular Army for the first time. But women have played a part in every American conflict since the Revolutionary War.
From Martha Washington’s mobilization of the home front to modern women in combat roles, what do women contribute to the Armed Forces?
Share your opinions in the comments below.
April 10, 2012
The first mistress of Williamsburg’s school for African-American children, Ann Wager was a woman ahead of her time.
Learn more about Ann Wager.
Meet Ann Wager.
in Visit & Events
March 8, 2012
Among the new programs offered this year is “Martha’s Decision, Oney’s Choice.” Martha Washington’s favorite slave, Oney, has run away.
Hear from the First Lady and Oney as they try to understand what happened in a relationship that was so intimate and yet so distant at 12:30 p.m. March 2, 9, 12, 22 and 26 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. This program is included in Historic Area or museum admission.
Find more programs in the event calendar.
in What's New
March 1, 2012
In the month of March, we commemorate the ideas and contributions of 18th-century women. Learn more about the determination and inspiration that succeeded in a period of decided inequality.
Read more about the women of Williamsburg.