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March First Friday: Women in the Workforce

  • Lynchburg Museum System 901 Court Street Lynchburg United States (map)

This First Friday will showcase women in the workforce in 20th century Lynchburg. Women have always played a major role in shaping Lynchburg’s economy. In the 20th century local women entered new industries and businesses as social attitudes towards work evolved. Both World Wars challenged women to even greater participation in the traditional workforce. The museum will feature items from local businesses such as Craddock-Terry Shoe Company, General Electric and Virginia Laundry Company showcasing female employment. Items from professions like nursing and teaching, as well as women’s service during war time, will also be on display.