Archive reading set in Washington
Published 7:21 pm, Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Staff from Gunn Museum in Washington will present a coffee hour reading the first Monday of each month, from October through May, at 10 a.m. at the senior center in Bryan Plaza.
The next reading will take place May 5 at 10 a.m.
Prior to World War I, a group of girls living around Washington Green met weekly during the summer at their houses for a morning of reading and sewing. They were known as the Junior Reading Circle.
With the outbreak of the war, they started working for the Allies sewing refugee garments and surgical dressings and renamed themselves "The Sister Susie Society," from the popular war song "Sister Susies Sewing Shirts for Soldiers."
This paper discusses the members of this group and all that they did to support the war effort.