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Rosie the Riveter – July 22, 2018 – 2:00 PM


Kelly O. Brengelman from Midway, Kentucky will tell you the story of Rose Leigh, one of the many women credited as “Rosie the Riveter.” Kelly is one of the performers from the Kentucky Chautauqua.

Rose Leigh was just a regular girl from Science Hill, Kentucky, when she arrived at the Willow Run Bomber Factory in Ypsilanti, Michigan, in 1942 to work as a riveter on B-24 bombers during World War II. Although she arrived with personal obstacles that included single motherhood, Rose found her way around the plant, found her ambitions, and found temporary stardom when she met Walter Pidgeon and appeared on the big screen as “Rosie the Riveter.” Her film portrayal as Rosie the Riveter has inspired many, but she was just one of the many women who faithfully served her country.

This is a free program, and everyone is welcome to attend in the Library Annex. The performance will be followed by an ice cream social.