Lecture: Red Cross in D.C.

Susan Robbins Watson, archivist and manager of historical programs and collections, American Red Cross

During World War II, the District of Columbia Red Cross provided support for the military at home and abroad all while balancing the needs of local residents. Support provided by the D.C. Red Cross included a blood donor program, production corps, nurse recruitment, and service to military families along with an array of other Red Cross services including disaster response and safety training. Join Susan Robbins Watson, Red Cross archivist and manager of historical programs and collections as she discusses the chapter’s impact on the war effort and its unique perspective on wartime Washington, D.C. 

This program relates to the exhibition Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms. It is part of the D.C. Mondays at the Museum series organized in cooperation with the Albert H. Small Center for National Capital Area Studies. Free; no reservations required.