Rosie the Riveters of Iowa Presentation

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  • 10/11/23
  • 6 - 7 p.m.
  • Free
  • All Ages
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  • Educational

Event Description

Come learn more about Iowa's own women who went to work during WW2 with local historian and author Linda McCann.

Rosie the Riveter was the term given to the women who went to work during WWII. Most of the women went with hopes that would bring their husband or family members home sooner. Many women from Iowa went to the West Coast to work in plants that manufactured airplanes, tanks, and battleships.

A large number of women remained in Iowa and worked doing the same work here. The author was surprised how much production work went on in Iowa. Linda was able to speak with women who went to the coast and those who remained in Iowa and shares their memories in her book.

The author will be selling books after the event. Books are $20 each cash/check only.