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2012-11-01

Fight like a girl: a history of women in the Marine Corps

special to the Courier

The Schreiner Mansion Historic Site and Education Center in downtown Kerrville will host the Women of the Corps Collection exhibit, "More Than a Footnote: Women of the United States Marine Corps - Historical Perspectives" from Nov. 9 through Dec. 8.
The Mansion's hours are 11 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Saturday. The exhibit's opening reception is 5 to 7 pm Friday, Nov. 9. The reception is open to the public, but historic building occupancy regulations require reservations. To make reservations, call the Schreiner Mansion at 830-896-8633.
"It's a powerful exhibit because it reflects the deep roots of the Kerrville community in the military," said Charlie McCormick, provost and vice president of academic affairs at Schreiner University. "This exhibit reflects, therefore, not just an interesting diversion, but a celebration of the community's experiences and personal history."
This major exhibit will feature an historical overview of each generation of the women of the Marine Corps including a look at their lives, occupations, accomplishments, styles of dress and grooming requirements, according to Nancy Wilt, Women Marines Association historian and exhibit curator.
"Photos, uniforms, artifacts and memorabilia bring the collection to life and create a look at the fairly unknown lives of women in the Corps," she said. "In our fast-paced, technology-based world, few understand how we have developed into the Corps of today. Touring exhibits such as ours provide a look into the past, when the laws were much different and the rights of women not assured."
For more information on the Mansion, visit http://mansion.schreiner.edu or call 830-896-8633.