November 9, 2020 - 7:00 pm



Program details:

Date: November 9, 2020, 7:00 PM

Title: Homefront Knitting During WW I and WW II

Presented by: Gretchen Curtis, retired pediatric nurse after 36 years, mostly in Denver, Colorado. Gretchen is currently a resident of Powell and Lakeside.

Description: Using photos, Gretchen will reveal the support provided by women, men and children knitting to support military troops during WW I and WW II.  The photos will illustrate knitters at work making garments sent to the troops, knitting instruction manuals, and advertisements to promote home front activities.

This program was originally developed and presented to honor the Lakeside Women’s Club’s 15th year of knitting blankets for an organization called “Warm Up America”.  The women’s club makes more than 30 blankets to donate every year.


Our November program will be prerecorded and available for streaming at the regular meeting time.

The link to stream the video is:www.powellhistory.org/livestream/index/120

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