Tuesday, April 18, 2017

"Knitting for Victory in WWI" with Holly Korda at the Rockport Public Library

Rockport, Maine - "Knitting for Victory in WWI: How the Red Cross Mobilized the Nation to Knit and Helped Win the War ” with Holly Korda Tuesday, May 2nd at 3:00pm at the Rockport Public Library

This program was originally scheduled in February and was canceled due to weather

In the summer of 1917, following the U.S. entry into World War I in April, the American Red Cross put out an urgent call for volunteers in every state who came to knit more than 15 million pounds of wool into socks, sweaters, hats, and bandages for our soldiers and allies overseas. In less than two years, membership swelled from 200,000 to over 30 million nationwide. Women, men, and the nation's school children knit and purled more than 24 million articles for the war effort in the most successful mobilization of community resources in the United States.

Join Holly Korda on Tuesday, May 2nd, at 3:00pm at the Rockport Public Library while she explores the amazing efforts of the Knitting Brigades of WWI, and learn how knitting helped unify the nation and win the war.

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