Silent Wings Museum to Host an Opening Reception for Military Mapping Maidens

Lubbock, Texas – Explore the inspiring story of young women who drew maps of World War II. The Silent Wings Museum is hosting a FREE admission opening reception for their new exhibit Military Mapping Maidens on Friday, May 31, 2024 from 7-9 p.m. 

Military Mapping Maidens showcases the story of 224 young women who were recruited by the Army Map Service in 1943 to research and draw maps by hand for the Allied war effort.  The expertise of these pioneering women undoubtedly aided glider pilots and glider infantry as they prepared for and executed their missions behind enemy lines.

A special presentation by Michelle Reid, designer and curator of this travelling exhibit, will be at 7:30PM, to discuss the development of the World War II military map-making project and the lasting impact of these pioneering female mapmakers.

Light refreshments will be available after the presentation.

For more information, please call the Silent Wings Museum at 806-775-3049 or visit their website at

Programming at the Silent Wings Museum is made possible in part by CH Foundation, The Helen Jones Foundation, Silent Wings Museum Foundation, Inc., Civic Lubbock and the City of Lubbock. For more information please contact the Silent Wings Museum at 806.775.3049 or visit us online at The Silent Wings Museum is located at
6202 N. I-27 (Exit 9) in Lubbock’s old airport terminal.

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