Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The case for a Rosie memorial

Professor Breihan chats with "Rosie" Violet Johnson after his talk.
How do you preserve the story of the "Rosie the Riveters" for future generations?
Jack Breihan, history professor at Loyola University, showed photos and talked about his recent visit to the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Park in California.
He then made the case for a memorial in Baltimore to honor those who worked in local factories.  Jack used his presentation to show the breadth of the war effort in Maryland that ensured victory for the Allies 70 years ago.
The Museum is joining with several other institutions this year to honor the women and men who made the victory possible.  www.WW2inMaryland.org.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Is a local Rosie memorial overdue?

Women were an integral part of the "Battle of Production" in Baltimore.
Hear Jack Breihan, a history professor at Loyola University Maryland and emeritus member of the Museum board, talk about and show photos from his recent visit to the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Park in Richmond, Calif.
Professor Breihan will make the case for a long-overdue memorial to local factory workers who won the "Battle of Production" to ensure victory in World War II. He also will show photos of Maryland factory sites during the war.
The 7 PM January 5 talk is part of the Monday Speaker Series hosted at the Lockheed Martin Corporation auditorium, 2323 Eastern Blvd. in Middle River. The event is free and open to the public. You must show a Photo ID and those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the Museum will be joining with other local organizations to honor the occasion with several events.
Stay tuned for updates on the website www.WW2inMaryland.org

A look at history

Docent Bill Haugen explains the special tiles on the shuttle. A busload of aviation enthusiasts enjoyed the day November 8 at the Smiths...