Rosie the Riveter Day
We’re celebrating Rosie the Riveter Day in honor of the women of World War II who redefined what it was to be a woman in the workforce.
During WWII many working-age men were drafted into the military to fight on the frontlines. This led to a shortage of workers and an increased demand for laborers to fill their vacancies on the home front. Encouraged by the government, millions of women across the country rolled up their sleeves and joined the workforce, leaving behind their traditional domestic roles and taking over jobs stereotypically done by men. Women were also allowed to serve in the United States Armed Forces in an official capacity for the first time.
Nicknamed “Rosies,” after the iconic Rosie the Riveter recruiting poster, women worked in any industry in need, including factories, shipyards, welding facilities, airplane hangars, and electronic workshops where they faced challenges such as hazardous working conditions, food rationing, finding childcare, and gender discrimination.
Not only did they give their sons, husbands, fathers, and brothers to the war effort, they gave their time, energy, and some even gave their lives. Decades later we are still inspired by their spirit and sacrifice, and on this special day we invite you out to the museum to check out our home front and women in uniform displays. We will also have an opportunity for guests to learn how to rivet!
DRESS LIKE ROSIE AND GET IN FREE - otherwise standard admission applies.
Date and Time
Sunday Mar 19, 2023
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM MDT
Warhawk Air Museum
201 Municipal Drive
?Nampa, ID 83687
?DRESS LIKE ROSIE AND GET IN FREE - otherwise standard admission applies.