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Montgomery County Public Libraries to Host World War I Programs

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Montgomery County Public Libraries to Host World War I Programs

Montgomery County Public Libraries will commemorate World War I (WWI) with two free special programs events held at the Olney Library during October. The library is located at 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Road.

A WWI traveling exhibit is on display during scheduled library branch hours through October 31. The display, provided by the Maryland Library Association, includes five paintings by Bob Horvath of WWI airplanes. The paintings are on loan from the U.S. Air Force Museum in Washington D.C.

A special presentation called “The Grit and Gusto: Farmerettes and Suffragettes on the Homefront in WWI” will be held on Sunday, October 29 from 3 to 4:45 p.m. Judith Welles, author of the book, “Cabin John: Legends and Life of an Uncommon Place,” will present the special program. Welles will highlight how women in Maryland rallied to support the farms when men were called to serve during WWI. Their efforts ensured there was food, not only for Americans, but also for soldiers who served abroad and the people of Europe who were on the brink of starvation.

For more information contact Clotilde Puertolas by email at

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  Release ID: 17-439
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