Women Answer the Call exhibit tells the dynamic history of how ordinary American women joined the war effort to help the US win the war. Millions of women rolled up their sleeves and got to work.

Click on the videos below to watch the opening day coverage by FOX 2 News. 

WATCH THE FOX 2 NEWS COVERAGE OF THE NEW EXHIBIT

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT

  • Willow Run Bomber Plant, in Ypsilanti, MI, was the largest plant in the country at the time, and produced the B-24 Liberator Bomber. Willow Run produced 8,685 B-24 bombers.
  • In this interactive exhibit, one will have an opportunity to learn how to Rivet like a real Rosie did!
  • Meet some of the Original Rosies through immersive Oral History interviews with the real women who worked at the plant.
  • Learn more about the many different roles women played during the war, both in industry and military.

EXHIBIT DETAILS

  • The exhibit was created by Curatorial Director, Julie Osborne, and Wildesign graphic designers, Mel and Adam Bice.
  • This exhibit is sponsored by brother-and-sister, Theresa Metty and Al Metty, the Marge Walters Trust, The Home Depot Foundation, and Local 58 Electrical Union.
  • The rivet experience was designed and built by engineers: Le Phan, Bob Bailey, and James Dagg.
  • The exhibit was exclusively built by a wonderful team of Yankee Air Museum volunteers over the course of 18 months.

Julie Osborne, Curatorial Director – 734-483-4030 x 237 | julie.osborne@yankeeairmuseum.org

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