Event: The Journey of Mollie’s War: WACs and WWII


The Journey of Mollie's War: WACs and WWII

Highland Park Historical Society will host  ‘The Journey of Mollie’s War: WACs and WWII,’ on Thursday, December 7, 2022 at 7:00 pm live and via Zoom.

Using her mother’s letters, Cyndee takes you on a romantic and always frightful journey of an American WAC during the height of WWII. She discusses women in the military during WWII and in particular, her mother’s experiences as a member of the Women’s Army Corps by taking you on a journey from inspiration to publication.

Cyndee Schaffer, published co-author of the award winning “Mollie’s War” and editor of the monthly Midwest Writers Association newsletter, collaborated with her 91-year-old mother writing a book based on the letters that her mother sent home to her family while serving as a WAC (Women’s Army Corps) stationed in Europe during WWII.

Cyndee received a BS in math education from Northwestern University and a MS in curriculum development from DePaul University. Her work experience has taken her into three divergent careers: high school math teacher in the inner city of Chicago, IT consultant on the “human side” of computers–writing training materials and training users, and finally writing a book.

Hybrid meeting:

Auditorium at the Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park, IL 60035
OR Available virtually via Zoom

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