DOWNTOWN — In honor of Women’s History Month and in collaboration with City Hall’s Commission on the Status of Women, the Santa Monica History Museum is seeking Santa Monica Women of World War II to participate in its Discover the History program.
Immeasurable Contributions — the name of the exhibit — will include a slide show of historical photographs, a corresponding short talk and focus exhibit.
American women were crucial to the war effort — especially in Santa Monica. With so many men away at the front, women joined Douglas Aircraft at what is now the Santa Monica Airport in droves to build, test, and deliver necessary aircraft; patrolled the beaches on civil defense patrols; spearheaded and supported war bond efforts; served in service organizations that provided entertainment and goods to the troops; and even joined the armed services.
The celebration of women’s Immeasurable Contributions to World War II will take place on March 9 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Santa Monica History Museum, 1350 Seventh St. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and parking is available in the adjacent parking garage.
— Kevin Herrera