Find out how the women in Arkansas showed their strength, knowledge and independence during World War I this Saturday, Mach 25. The Texarkana Museums System celebrates Women’s History Month with a free lecture and book signing by author Elizabeth Hill.

According to a press release, Faithful to Our Tasks: Arkansas’s Women and the Great War is an engaging literary work focusing on the impact of World War I on women in Arkansas.

The book signing event begins at 1PM at the P. J. Ahern Home, 403 Laurel Street, Texarkana, AR.  Admission is free, but seating is limited. For more information, contact TMS at (903)-793-4831.

Elizabeth Hill received her M.A. from the Department of Rhetoric and Writing at UALR in May 2013.  Hill has found her niche as a researcher and writer of Arkansas women’s history. Having discovered a great void in Arkansans’ knowledge of their foremothers’ lives and contributions, she is working to fill that void through her primary research and writing as well as her work within the Arkansas Women’s History Institute. Her newest book, Faithful to Our Tasks: Arkansas’s Women and the Great War, focuses on changes taking place among the state’s women during the early twentieth century as they moved out of the Victorian Era and forged ahead as social activists. Hill will discuss how those gradual changes and previous experiences molded their responses as, on April 6, 1917, they were suddenly faced with a devastating world war in which the national government simply could not meet the needs of the nation and the military without their significant contributions of time and effort.

“Faithful to Our Tasks was just published by the Butler Center this month,” said TMS Curator, Jamie Simmons, “so we are excited to host the author and provide the opportunity for our guests to obtain a signed copy.”

The event begins at 1PM Saturday, Mach 25 at the historic P. J. Ahern Home, 403 Laurel Street in historic Downtown Texarkana, AR. The lecture is free, but seating is limited. For more information, visit their Facebook page or call TMS at (903) 793-4831

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