The Delaware County Genealogical Society will host Susan TalbotStanaway as she presents “World War I on the Ohio Home Front – Your Country Calls” at the Aug. 1 Program Meeting. Talbot-Stanaway, retired director of the Zanesville Museum of Art, will explore how Ohioans participated in the Great War and how participation shaped important social and political changes.
From 1917 to 1919, thousands of American military engaged in the fighting of the “Great War.” Back home, life changed dramatically. Everyone, young and old was encouraged to do their part to support the cause. Rationing, digging and tending Victory Gardens, purchasing war bonds and stamps, formation of the Women’s Land Army, women entering the workforce for the first time and factories changing to the production of munitions were only a few of the changes experienced by the folks back home.
The program is open to the public and free of charge. It will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1 in the Community Room of the Delaware County District Library, 84 East Winter Street, Delaware. It is supported by a grant from the Ohio Humanities Council.