Women's Land Army Event
A discussion with special guest Elaine F. Weiss
Wednesday, October 6
Schedule of Events
4:00-5:00pm | farm tour
5:30-6:30pm | book signing and talk
6:30-7:30pm | community soup dinner and discussion
The Hull-House Museum was pleased to co-present a discussion with special guest Elaine F. Weiss, author of Fruits of Victory: The Woman's Land Army of America in the Great War. During her three-day visit through Greater Chicago she made six stops at places that figure in the history of the Woman's Land Army Movement. She gave a talk on that history with special emphasis on the Illinois Chapter and Jane Addams' role in its formation. Following a book signing, we joined together for a community soup dinner and conversation on the past, present and future of women, farming, and food security. Click here for information about other stops on Elaine's tour.
Copies of Weiss' book were available for sale and can be purchased with cash or check.
In addition, a tour of the Hull-House Heirloom Farm was being offered at 4:00 and 4:30 on that day. The farm is located a block from the Hull-House Museum at the intersection of Halsted and Taylor.
Weiss is a journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Harper's Magazine, Boston Globe, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and on National Public Radio. She is a frequent correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor. Weiss earned an MA in journalism from The Medill School at Northwestern University.
Presented by the Jane Addams Hull House-Museum at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago Botanic Garden, Prairie Crossing, Department of Gender Studies at the University of Chicago, Slow Food Chicago, Peterson Garden Project, and Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy.