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Think & Drink – WAVES & SPARS: Women of the Navy and US Coast Guard in WWII

March 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join the Wisconsin Maritime Museum on March 7th at 6:30pm for our Think & Drink series presentation ” WAVES and SPARS: Women of the Navy and Coast Guard in WWII” with Historian Katie Barron. The featured drink of the night will be a Bee’s Knees. 

World War II wasn’t just a man’s war – over 350,000 American women served in the Armed Forces through programs like the Navy’s WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service) and the Coast Guard’s SPARS (Semper Paratus, Always Ready). Initially met with resistance, these women answered their nation’s call and laid the groundwork for all future women in the Armed Forces.

Alcohol and nonalcoholic drinks will be available for purchase at the limited bar. 

Doors and bar open at 6:00 pm. The talk and live stream portion begin at 6:30 pm. To access the live stream of this event, please register here: https://forms.gle/RFct7WgBTn9p49zY8

Admission is free both in-person and virtually.

This program is funded in part by a grant from Wisconsin Humanities, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the State of Wisconsin. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Please note: although these events incorporate a thematic drink, there is no requirement or emphasis on alcohol consumption. If you or a loved one is struggling with alcohol and/or drug abuse, please reach out to the national substance abuse helpline at 1-800-662-HELP.


March 7
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Think & Drink – WAVES & SPARS: Women of the Navy and US Coast Guard in WWII