The Journey of Mollie's War: WACs and WWII

A Road Scholar Program by Cyndee Schaffer

Cyndee Schaffer on stage

May 19, 2024


Clinton County Historical Society Museum
1091 Franklin St
Carlyle, IL 62231



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.

Mollie in Normandy Cyndee Shaffer Reference SEO

Mollie with fellow soldiers in Normandy

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Phyllis Hostmeyer at

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