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Rosie the Riveter Day at Mill Hill Historic Park
Mill Hill Historic Park
Norwalk, CT
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Rosie the Riveter Day at Mill Hill Historic Park
Sunday, September 30, 2018

2:00pm

FREE - Please Register

Presented by the Norwalk Historical Society & the Connecticut Corsair Chapter of the American Rosie the Riveter Association

Mill Hill Historic Park - The Townhouse
2 East Wall Street Norwalk, CT 06851
Handicapped & Limited Mobility parking on site only.
All others follow signs to overflow parking across the street.

We can do it! Join the Norwalk Historical Society on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 2:00pm at Mill Hill Historic Park for a celebratory event honoring the lives of the brave women who worked on the home front during WWII.  This free event will feature the following:
CT Chapter of the American Rosie the Riveter Associations World War II Home Front Exhibit

Gretchen Caulfield, Connecticut state Director of the American Rosie the Riveter Association, will present an exciting lecture that looks beyond the iconic image of the Westinghouse poster to discuss the many facets of Rosie the Riveter.  Hear some unique stories of women breaking barriers and making historysome right here in Connecticutwho selflessly contributed on the Home Front during World War II.  

A real Rosie the Riveter, Rita Stapleton Reutter, will be brought to life! Learn about this amazing womans contribution to the war effort as a riveter from 1942 to 1945 on F4U Wing Trailing Edges of planes at Chance Vought Plant in Bridgeport. Rita Stapleton Reutter will be portrayed by WCSU Professor and avid American Rosie the Riveter volunteer, Dr. Darla Shaw.

World War II era refreshments will be served and there will be WWII oral history stations for those who want to contribute a family Rosie the Riveter story.

Location

Mill Hill Historic Park (View)
2 East Wall Street
Norwalk, CT 06851
United States


Categories

Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance
Education > Classes
Other > Family-Friendly

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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