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Rosie the Riveter Chautauqua
May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Anderson Public Library is proud to present Kelly O’Connell Brengelman as Rose Leigh for an amazing living history presentation from the Kentucky Humanities Council. Called a Chautauqua, the presentation will follow the life of Rose, who is famously known as “Rosie the Riveter.”
Rose was just a regular girl from Science Hill, Kentucky, when she arrived at Willow Run Bomber Factory in Ypsilanti, Michigan in 1942 to rivet B-24 bombers during World War II. Although she arrived with personal obstacles that included raising and supporting two children on her own, Rose found her way around the plant, found her ambitions, and found temporary stardom when she met actor Walter Pidgeon and appeared on the big screen as “Rosie the Riveter.” But fame was not what Rose was seeking.
The presentation will follow Rose 30 years later, in the early 1970’s, where she enters a history display at an aeronautics club after earning her pilot’s license.
The program is free to attend and registration is not required.