Date(s) - 10/21/21
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


During the First World War, a conflict infamous for its inhumanity, over 3,000 American women travelled overseas with service organizations like the YMCA to serve soldiers hot chocolate, lead singalongs, give sightseeing tours, and dance the night away. In this presentation titled “On Military Leave with Flora Mason: A Marietta Musician’s WWI Experience,” Claire Crane will explore the significance of American women creating a home away from home “over there” by examining the experiences of Flora Mason, Marietta’s own “Y” woman, and the soldiers she may have served in 1918-1919 France.¬† This program is donation based and is being offered as both a virtual and in-person option. Reservations are required for both options. ¬†Learn more at