5:00 p.m. (CT) Reception | 6:00 p.m. (CT) Filmmaker Talk | Screening to Follow
In commemoration of National Rosie the Riveter Day, join filmmakers Tessa Germaine and Taylor Whittington, along with a WWII Rosie, for a discussion about their historical film, Rosie, as a part of the Museum’s Reel History Film Series. Special guest will be Rosie the Riveter Mae Krier, who will also celebrate her 98th birthday! Krier built B-17 Flying Fortress and B-29 Superfortress aircraft during the war and helped lead the way for Rosies to receive the Congressional Gold Medal.
In the early 1940s, as young men left for World War II, millions of American women stepped out of their homes and into the labor force, taking on jobs in traditionally male-dominated industries. Drawing on the real experiences of women working on the Home Front, Rosie follows American factory worker Rose Donnelly as she fights against the blatant workplace harassment and unequal treatment faced by herself and her female coworkers. Inspired by the We Can Do It! Poster by J. Howard Miller
Registration is required for this event, and space is limited. For additional information, please contact Maggie Hartley, EdD, Director of Public Engagement: firstname.lastname@example.org.