Join a ranger from Boston National Historical Park for the riveting story of how working women changed the Boston Navy Yard during World War II and what this means to us today.
"Sisters w/Chain Links." The photo was taken at the chain forge at the Navy Yard on 8/12/1944.
Polly Kienle works for the Division of Interpretation and Education at Boston National Historical Park. Trained as an academic historian, she specializes in turning research findings into place-based public history programming. Together with a team of Park colleagues, she is conducting a long-term project to share with the public what the team is learning about women’s work at Boston Navy Yard.
Further background on the Friends:
The Friends of the Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library was formed in 1953, becoming the second Friends group to organize within the Boston Public Library system. The Friends schedule four to six evening programs a year, support the Reading is FUNdamental programs for children, and maintain the library’s landscaping. The mission of the Friends remains today what it was in 1953: to serve as an advocacy and support group for the needs of the Charlestown Branch Library, its staff and users. Visit www.friendsofcharlestownlib.org, www.facebook.com/FriendsCharlestownBranchLibrary, and www.bpl.org/branches/charlestown.htm.