March is National Women’s History Month. To celebrate some of the greatest women in history, Switzer Library is partnering with The Marietta Museum of History for a special presentation, They Weren’t All Rosies: The Civilian, Military, and Homefront Roles of Marietta Women During WWII on Wednesday, March 28 from 2 pm – 3 pm.
The theme for the 2018 Women’s History Month is “Nevertheless, she persisted.” Women have long played critical roles in history dating back for ages. During WWII, the aviation industry in particular saw an increase in female workers due to the U.S. government’s “Rosie the Riveter” campaign directed to recruit women workers. But aviation is not the only area where women played a role. While there were plenty of women working in aviation at the Bell Aircraft Plant in Marietta, there were also many women participating in auxiliary services, Red Cross roles, and home front rationing.
This program will focus on the many different roles these hardworking women played during a crucial time in our nation’s history. It will feature original photographs, documents, and propaganda about and belonging to local women during WWII. Join us as we discuss the immense impact these women have had on society.
This event will be held in the Large Meeting Room at Switzer Library and led by The Marietta Museum of History. It is free and open to the public.
Switzer Library is located at 266 Roswell Street, Marietta 30060. 770-528-2320