WWI: The Women of the Home Front - Guided Docent Tour
Join us and see what life was like on the home front for the residents of Long Island during World War I. This major exhibition at the Sands-Willets House includes original newspapers, photographs, uniforms, and artifacts that tell this fascinating story.
Time & Location
Sep 17, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Sands-Willets House, Port Washington, 336 Port Washington Blvd, Port Washington, NY 11050, USA
About the event
Learn how the women of America stepped up to the needs of a wartime home-front - - and delivered! Learn about the LIRR canning train and our farmerettes. Find out why we collected peach pits and knitted 370 million items for our soldiers. Examine why NYC needed a bomb squad in 1914 and why our horses were being poisoned with anthrax. Discover who the Radium Girls were and why we had to reopen the isolation hospital in Sands Point. Understand why the suffragists silently picketing the White House were beaten and thrown in workhouses, and see our local suffragists parade on Port’s Main Street.
These and many more stories await you. Book your tickets now!
WWI: The Home Front
A Docent led tour in 8 rooms of the historic Sands-Willets House