Rosie the Riveter

This show features:
Social history, women's history, WWII


During World War II, women joined the U.S. workforce by the millions to replace the men who'd gone off to fight. Learn the fascinating story of Rosie the Riveter through Rose Leigh Monroe who worked at the largest factory in the world-Willow Run in Michigan.

Join in the fun as you meet or maybe even play Charles Lindbergh, Walter Pidgeon, and Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, all of whom toured Willow Run. Discover which came first-the Rosie posters, song, or the real women who sacrificed and worked in factories to help America win the war. Who was the real Rosie? The answer is riveting!

Enjoy images (below) and video (far below) from this lively, funny, fact filled show, full of audience participation and energy.

From Left: Rosie meets hearthrob movie star Walter Pidgeon, also in the audience!

Middle: Rosie meets "Lucky Lindy" - how fortunate he was in the audience!

Right: How amazing! President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor Roosevelt are also in the audience!