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    Red Cross Fundraising Quilts

    The US government formed the War Camp Community Service in 1917 to coordinate activities of non-governmental organizations such as the Red Cross. Known for its role in providing comfort to military members in Newport News and at installations across the country, volunteers were key to raising funds and morale among the troops.… Read More

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    Miss Lydia “Rose” Gould Weld

    The term ‘Renaissance Woman’ seems to describe Miss Lydia “Rose” Gould Weld to a tee. Consider this: Weld was one of the first women to graduate with an engineering degree from any college in the United States. In 1903, the then-male bastion, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), awarded her a degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering,… Read More