Gretchen Curtis, retired pediatric nurse after 36 years mostly in Denver, Colorado, currently a resident of Powell and Lakeside.
Homefront Knitting During WW I and WW II
Using photos, Gretchen will reveal the support provided by women, men and children knitting to support military troops during WW I and WW II. The photos will illustrate knitters at work making garments sent to the troops, instruction manuals, and advertisements to promote home front activities.
This program was originally developed and presented to honor the Lakeside Women's Club's 15th year of knitting blankets for an organization called "Warm Up America". The women's club makes more than 30 blankets to donate every year.
Because of the Coronavirus pandemic restrictions, this program will be streamed.