The Netherlands Carillion, George Washington Memorial Parkway, Arlington, VA
The National Liberation Museum 1944-45, Groesbeek, Netherlands
World War II Ships
The Red Oak Victory Ship, via the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Park, San Francisco Harbor
The HMS Belfast (WWII Light Cruiser) moored at the Tower Bridge, London, England
The USS Cassin Young Ship, Boston National Historical Park, Boston, MA
Grafton, WV (home of Mothers Day)
Cross Lanes, WV
Photo by Loretta Simons A room was named for Rosie the Riveters on October 7, 2013, at the HI-Harpers Ferry Hostel in Knoxville, MD. From left to right are Crena Anderson who riveted planes in MD, Paula Abelow who was a drafter for an optics company in New York City, Dorothy Davenport who worked on a dairy farm that produced food for our troops in IL, and Ruth Staples who worked on the B&O Railroad in MD.
Bluebirds in Brunswick moving fast. Brunswick, MD to be the first Bluebirds for Rosies Community in America. The town of Brunswick, MD will honor Rosie the Riveters by being the first Bluebirds for Rosies Community in America. The bluebird symbolized hope during World War II, so "Thanks!" and Rosies started hanging bluebird houses the first Monday of April, which was occupied by a bluebird pair the following Thursday.
Photo of bluebird pair courtesy of Doug Jolley, WV Dept. of Agriculture. Keep following our work with Brunswick. The houses are made in America.
The West Virginia Rosie the Riveter Project: A Example for America
Over three years, we have proven that educating about Rosie the Riveters has a far more dramatic impact on youth, adults, Rosies, and communities when Rosies are included to: a) educate about themselves, b) help communities create replicable projects to teach about Rosies (e.g create parks, DVD/CD of interviews), and c) preserve their histories.
We have created more than 20 ways for Rosies and others to educate, including original music, a documentary film, quilts by Rosies, historic visits by Allied Nations, and parks that tell the Rosie story.
Our work helps America seize this brief moment in America to work with our Rosies for lasting, meaningful education. Let us know if you want to learn from us or help.
Future Goals of Our Rosie Model:
Long-term, we hope to advance that women will play new, positive roles in our changing world.
Launching the National Rosie the Riveter Movement
We’re helping community and national leaders participate in a movement to assure that Rosies’ legacy is part of America’s identity and consciousness. International awareness of the importance of Rosie to the free world and to using the strengths of women is helping Americans see the value in these women who are usually in their 90s and fading fast.
Let us know if you want to be part of this important, far past-due recognition of Rosies.
Some ways you can participate are to help with:
Completing an online photographic book by Rosies
Lesson plans to be put online
Another Rosie designed park
The Bluebird for Rosies Project
Another permanent display of art and photos
Naming another room, road, building, bridge, “The Rosie the Riveter”
Public service announcements made by Rosies
Getting letters written to and from Rosies
Helping the National Liberation Museum to continue educating about Rosies