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Montezuma Red to Camo Paint: The 75th Anniversary of Women in the Marine Corps on Camp Pendleton

March 12, 2019, 1:00-2:00 pm in the San Diego History Center Atrium

Faye Jonason, Director of the History Museum Division for Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton will present a history of women serving in the Marine Corps from the first 93 women who arrived on Camp Pendleton on October 23, 1943, to the gender-neutrality of today’s Corps.

About the Presenter:
Focused on creating compelling history experiences for visitors, Faye Jonason has worked as Director of the History Museum Division for Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton for more than two decades. With three California teaching credentials and years of educator’s experience, her work incorporates a broad background of public education and outreach. Over a period of 17 years, she developed her extensive museum qualifications while serving at the California State Railroad Museum, the Dana Point Marine Institute, the California African American Museum with additional studies as a National Endowment Fellow.

At Camp Pendleton, she directs interpretive programming, events and exhibits at the Santa Margarita Ranch House National Historic Site. Ms. Jonason is responsible for creating the Camp Pendleton Archives and for instituting the Marine Corps Mechanized Museum and the Camp Pendleton Veterans Memorial Garden, both of which opened in 2002. She is especially proud of exhibits highlighting such histories as those of Camp Pendleton and its establishment, Major General Pendleton, Combat Artists in Wartime Vietnam, Military Working Dog Teams, Black Women in the U.S. Military and Women Serving as Marines on Camp Pendleton.


About the Free Tuesday Talk Series:
Come to the History Center on the second Tuesday of each month for a presentation about our shared history—both popular and obscure—and uncover something new! Join a monthly conversation about San Diego’s untold stories relevant to a changing community. Free Tuesday Talks are always free with Give Forward admission.


March 12
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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San Diego History Center
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San Diego, CA 92101 United States