National Rosie the Riveter Day This Saturday at the Military Aviation Museum

Rosie the Riveter Day This Saturday at the Military Aviation Museum

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The Military Aviation Museum is hosting their National Rosie the Riveter Day event at their facility in Pungo, Virginia this coming Saturday, March 25th, 2023. It should be an incredible participatory event for everyone interested in learning how women did their part in helping build the Arsenal of Democracy during WWII. To learn more about what the Military Aviation Museum has planned, read their press release below…


Everyone is encouraged to dress like a Rosie! We’ll have Bandanas available at the Museum all day. A work station in the Army Hangar will allow you to try your own hand at riveting, and for those not sure of their skills? Two of the Museum’s own Fighter Factory mechanics will be on hand to demonstrate how riveting is still done on our aircraft today!

The reading corner, hosted by the Slover Library will feature Rosie themed stories. The day will even include a session on how to do your own WWII Rosie the Riveter Hairstyle by the Living Historians from Ghosts of the Battlefield.

The event is included in your museum admission and Museum Members get in Free!

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

  • Coloring Station, Factory Badge Button Making, and Rosie the Riveter Selfie Station on the Mezzanine
  • Kids Riveting Activity in the Army Hangar

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

  • Coloring Station, Factory Badge Button Making, and Rosie the Riveter Selfie Station on the Mezzanine
  • Kids Riveting Activity in the Army Hangar

10:00 AM

  • Education Cart Demonstration with hands-on items, such as a real rivet gun, rivets, bandanas, riveted metal samples, and more. Located on the Mezzanine.

10:30 AM

  • Reading Corner on the Mezzanine hosted by the Slover Library presents the story, Rosie Revere, Engineer, by Andrea Beaty.
  • How did Rosie get her hair style? Lessons and demonstrations on Rosie’s famous bandana and 1940s hair styles such as Victory Rolls. Presented by Ghosts of the Battlefield WWII Living Historian Heather Jones and WWII Living Historian Traci Hall: Bandana Giveaways, located on the Mezzanine.

11:00 AM

  • Riveting demonstration presented by the Museum’s own Fighter Factory aircraft mechanics Melissa and Scotty. Located in the Army Hangar.

11:30 AM

  • Reading Corner on the Mezzanine hosted by Slover Library presents the story, Willow Discovers Welding, by Kelli Nicole Gilliam.

11:45 AM

  • Victory Garden lesson and activity on the Mezzanine. Learn about Victory Gardens and then plant your own to take home.

12:00 PM

  • Special Docent Tour: Learn about the planes that Rosie helped manufacture and the factories that produced them. Meet at the Compass Rose.

12:30 PM

  • Education Cart Demonstration with hands-on items such as a real rivet gun, rivets, bandanas, riveted metal samples, and more. Located on the Mezzanine.
  • Reading Corner on the Mezzanine hosted by Slover Library presents the story, Rosie: Stronger than Steel, by Lindsay Ward.

1:00 PM

  • Riveting demonstration presented by Museum’s own Fighter Factory aircraft mechanics, Melissa and Scotty. Located in the Army Hangar.

1:30 PM

  • Tree Dedication Ceremony for former volunteer Doris Baker, who portrayed Rosie the Riveter for many years during her time as volunteer at the Military Aviation Museum. Located outside.
  • Reading Corner on the Mezzanine hosted by Slover Library presents the story, The Girl Who Could Fix Anything: Beatrice Shilling, WWII Engineer, by Mara Rockliff and Daniel Duncan.

2:00 PM

  • How did Rosie get her hair style? Lessons and demonstration on Rosie’s famous bandana and 1940s hair styles such as Victory Rolls presented by Ghosts of the Battlefield WWII Living Historian Heather Jones and WWII Living Historian Traci Hall: Bandana Giveaways, located on the Mezzanine.

2:30 PM

  • Education Cart Demonstration with hands-on items, such as a real rivet gun, rivets, bandanas, riveted metal samples, and more. Located on the Mezzanine.
  • Reading Corner on the Mezzanine hosted by Slover Library presents the story, Rosie the Riveter (Lionel Trains) by Catherine Lukas and Richard Torrey.

2:30 PM

  • Victory Garden Lesson and activity on the Mezzanine. Learn about Victory Gardens and then plant your own to take home.

Purchase your admission tickets in advance or at the door!

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