The Journey of Mollie's War: WACs and WWII

A Road Scholar Program by Cyndee Schaffer

Cyndee Schaffer on stage

Sep 28, 2024


Giant City State Park Lodge & Restaurant
460 Giant City Lodge Rd
Makanda, IL 62958



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 Peggy Wilken at

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