There’s a new exhibit at College Station’s Museum of the American G.I., showcasing the contributions that Brazos Valley women made to The Big One . . . World War One.
Dr. Shawn Carlson was a member of the Brazos County World War One Centennial Committee that put together an exhibit honoring local World War One vets.
When the committee decided to put together an exhibit honoring the women, Carlson says she and the other two DAR members on the committee volunteered to do it.
And, although she wasn’t surprised, Dr. Carlson says they were able to come up with nine local women who served in this conflict, nearly 100 years ago.
Most women served as nurses or yeomen, Carlson tells Navasota News, but a loophole in the naval act also allowed some to enlist in the Naval Reserve.
The exhibit continues just south of College Station on Highway 6, through next March. The Museum’s open from 10 to 5:30 Fridays and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5. For more, call 979-690-0501 or visit americangimuseum.org.