Rosie the Riveter inspired a social movement – the women’s movement.
Rosie the Riveters proved to themselves and the country that they could do a man’s job. They broke down social barriers with a healthy recognition of diversity. Rosie is the iconic symbol of all the challenges and hardships faced by women during the war: gender discrimination, hazardous working conditions, food rationing, shortages of housing and childcare. They were tough, they were resilient, they proved to the world that women can do it.
Now, it’s our turn to honor Rosie the Riveter as she paved our way towards female empowerment and amplify her message.
The Yankee Air Museum and the Michigan Aerospace Foundation proudly announces their creation of a National Museum of Aviation and Technology at historic Willow Run Airport. This new museum will showcase the “Women Answer the Call” dedicated to Rosie the Riveter and all the strength she exemplifies.
Will you answer Rosie’s call?
With overwhelming national support, we saved 144,000 sq ft. of Rosie’s historic WWII Willow Run Bomber plant. Now, we need to raise the funds for restoration and renovation work. With your help, the new museum walls will talk of American know-how, of social change, of a country that pulled together to get a tough job done. The new museum will inspire future generations to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math by collaborating with organizations whose sole purpose is female empowerment.
Help Rosie’s voice inspire future generations.
Donate today. Share this page with your friends and family members. Help us create a museum that will feature Rosie’s message of strength and community by highlighting her history to enrich the present and inspire the future. Together, we can do it!