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ArlingtonHistorical Society to focus on women in early CIA

Historical Society to focus on women in early CIA

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The Arlington Historical Society will present a forum on “Wise Gals: The Spies Who Built the CIA and Changed the Future of Espionage” on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Reinsch Library on the main campus of Marymount University.

Best-selling author Nathalia Holt will talk about four women who were critical in helping to build what became the Central Intelligence Agency, including Adelaide Hawkins, who made Arlington her home starting in World War II.

Hawkins, Mary Hutchison, Eloise Page and Elizabeth Sudmeier were called the “Wise Gals” by their male colleagues for their intelligence and sharp sense of humor.

The program is free; no registration is required for the in-person event.

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Those wishing to watch it live online should register by Monday, Sept. 19. For information, see the Website at www.arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org.

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