Where: 155 S. Main Street
Plymouth, MI 48170
"Rosie the Riveter," with Darlene Imus
Darlene Imus will portray Rose Monroe at the March 8 meeting of the Friends of the Plymouth Historical Museum.
When the United States entered World War II over 6 million women chose to work in factories. Rose Monroe was one of them. She was a young widow from Kentucky with 2 small children. She applied for a riveting job at the Willow Run Bomber Plant. She became known as the original "Rosie the Riveter." She promoted women in the workforce through newsreels, especially with Walter Pigeon, a famous movie actor. Because of Rose and other women, they set the standards for women working today. Because of their efforts, the slogan "WE CAN DO IT!" was established.
Darlene Imus has been a Yankee Air Museum member since 2000 and volunteered in the education department. She was motivated for this membership because of its affiliation with the Willow Run Bomber Plant (her Dad worked and retired from there after 34 dedicated years of service). She took an early retirement from teaching and became the head librarian at Yankee. Throughout the years she has learned a great quantity of information about aviation and history. She has met and worked with some wonderful people. The slogan "WE CAN DO IT!" has been an ongoing inspiration for her!
This event is free and open to the public.