Past Event

The Journey of Mollie's War: WACs and WWII

This hybrid event can be experienced in-person at 1301 N MacArthur Blvd in Springfield or on Facebook Live.


Mollie's War: The Letters of a World War II WAC in Europe Book Cover

A Road Scholar Program by Cyndee Schaffer

Cyndee uses excerpts from her mother’s letters written home during WWII to provide a romantic yet frightful glimpse into the life of a woman in uniform during this crucial time in history.

Cyndee will detail her mother’s experiences from basic training in 1943 to a dramatic image of seeing the Statue of Liberty in the midst of darkness in November 1945 when she returned home.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact SFC Erica McCrary at

Learn more about Cyndee Schaffer, this program, and how to book it.