Help to Rally the Rosies for Rosie the Riveter Day at the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum located at Martin State Airport, Hangar 5. The Museum will be hosting its annual Rosie the Riveter Day on Saturday, October 13 from 11am - 2pm., with a special recognition program at 11:30am. This event honors the homefront workers who assisted in bringing WWII to an end.
During the height of WWII, there were 53,000 workers building airplanes at the Glenn L. Martin Company 24/7. Many of these employees remain in the Baltimore area. As many of these Rosies are at the age when they no longer drive, transportation is often an issue for these gals when wanting to go somewhere. So if you have a relative, neighbor, church member or other acquaintance who worked at Martin's or other war industry job during World War II, plan to be their driver for the day to transport them to the Museum and spend this very special tribute afternoon with them. These women were pioneers of the 1940's as they brought social change to the work place while supporting their country, doing jobs never before done by a woman with their "We can do it" spirit.
From 11am - 12:30pm, meet the women of the Baltimore chapter of the American Rosie the Riveter Association and visit the Museum's new exhibit honoring the Rosies and 1940's workers at the Glenn L. Martin Company. During WWII there were 53,000 people working at the Martin Company with many of those employees still residing in the Baltimore area. When touring the new exhibit, visitors may see themselves or family members in the exhibit photographs. There will be activities for children. Actors will be bringing 1940's history to life. Rosies attending will be admitted free when sharing their work stories for the Museum's Rosie story collection. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children. Parking is free.