Decades before "Rosie the Riveter," thousands of women joined the male-dominated workplace during World War I. They served as ambulance drivers, nurses, factory workers, and farmers.

The Evanston History Association will present an “Under the Buffalo” lecture by Historian Tricia Smith Scanlan on Thursday, March 10, that will explore the significant contributions American women made during the war, as depicted in the rich visual culture of photographs, magazine illustrations, and posters from the period.

The event, to be held at the Dawes House, 225 Greenwood St., will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the lecture at 7 p.m.

Admission is $10 to the general public, payable at the door, but it is free to EHC members.

Advance reservations are encouraged.


Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...