Fulton County Women in the World Wars

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glove makers at Swears 1944Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will welcome Fulton County Historian Samantha Hall-Saladino as she presents a talk on the women of Fulton County and their roles in World War One and World War Two.

This free presentation will be held in the Enders House on Schoharie Street in Fort Hunter on August 23rd starting at 6:30 pm.

Hall-Saladino will explore the roles women took on during these conflicts, both on the home front and also closer to the front lines. Fulton County women contributed in various ways, from their work in textile mills or as nurses, to growing victory gardens, serving as plane spotters, adhering to rationing and raising funds for veterans or selling war bonds. The presentation will explain how the contributions of these unsung heroes aided in the Allied Victories.

Samantha Hall-Saladino is the Fulton County Historian and also the Education Director at the Shaker Heritage Society in Albany.

There will be a brief Friends of Schoharie Crossing meeting prior to the presentation to discuss the annual field trip as well as program planning. Refreshments will be provided and donations are always appreciated.

For information about this event and more, call the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516 or email SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation oversees 180 state parks and 35 historic sites, which are visited by 60 million people annually. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or click here.

Photo of female glove makers at Swears in 1944 provided.

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