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Library exhibit in west Forsyth showcases American women of WWII
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After viewing the “Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II” exhibit at the Post Road Library, students and others who want to enhance their understanding of the role women played in the war may want to review teaching guides for middle and high school students prepared by Kennesaw State University’s Museum of History and Holocaust Education.

* The middle school guide can be found at http://historymuseum.kennesaw.edu/educators/beyond_rosie_5.pdf.

* The high school guide can be found at http://historymuseum.kennesaw.edu/educators/beyond_rosie_9-12.pdf.

WEST FORSYTH — The Post Road Library is holding an art exhibit this month that showcases how women were empowered and involved in a critical time in American history.

In partnership with Kennesaw State University’s Museum of History and Holocaust Education, “Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II” will be on display throughout October.

“Rosie the Riveter is an iconic symbol of how women were involved in World War II, but Rosie is just a small part of how women contributed to and were affected by the war,” said Laura Bradley, program manager for the local library system.

The exhibit includes 10 panels that reach 3 feet in width and 7 feet in height, all of which can be viewed during normal library hours.

“Each panel focuses on the everyday realities of social, cultural and economic conditions in the United States during the period,” Bradley said.

“This exhibit offers children, teens and adults an introduction to the complex stories of women in wartime and will hopefully sharpen their interest in our nation’s history.”

Panels are accompanied by markers that explain the artwork and concepts presented on each one.

The library is at 5010 Post Road in west Forsyth.