On Wed., March 4, from 6:30 to 7:30, members of Westport Museum for History and Culture are invited to uncover the life and courageous work of Sigrid Schultz, a female correspondent—and ultimately Bureau Chief of the European Office—for the Chicago Tribune from 1919 through 1941.
During her tenure Schultz reported on the political maneuvers of the newly formed National Socialist German Workers’ (Nazi) Party and the dangers they posed. Later Schultz would report on the atrocities they perpetrated as she accompanied American forces liberating Europe in 1945. Courageous and clever, Sigrid Schultz was a Westport woman deserving of remembrance and continues to teach us lessons today.
During this member exclusive tour of the exhibition “Dragon Lady: The Life of Sigrid Schultz” Director of Programs and Education, Nicole Carpenter, will discuss Schultz’s life along with additional materials from the museum's collection.
This tour is for members of the museum only, call to become a member today, or join online at www.westporthistory.org. There is no charge for this event however reservations are recommended, register online or call (203) 222-1424 x5. Donations are appreciated and can be made on the reservation form.
To learn more about Sigrid Schultz visit westporthistory.org/blog-post/dragon-lady-the-life-of-sigrid-schultz/