Rosie the Riveter Guinness World Record
Congratulations to the fabulous Rosies of California for gathering 2,229 people dressed as Rosie the Riveter on August 15, 2016 to beat our previous World Record of 2,096 Rosies, set on October 24, 2015 at historic Willow Run, Michigan!
So, Are We Going to Bring the World Record Back to Willow Run, Michigan?
You bet we are! And in the coming months, we’ll be busy planning. But first, we need to repair the roof at Rosie’s historic World War II-era Willow Run Bomber Plant… because we are hoping that with a repaired roof, we can gather a record 3,000 Rosies RIGHT INSIDE the historic Willow Run Bomber Plant. Willow Run is where the original Rosie the Riveter, Rose Will Monroe of movie newsreel fame, worked! You can help right now by clicking here, or on the big, red DONATE button on this page. We need to “raise the roof” before we can raise the record!
Costume Requirements – Shop Now!
You can take a quick look at the costume guideline at left (click to view larger) or… click here to view and download a complete Costume Guide PDF including shopping tips. Smart Rosies, start shopping now!
Why is the Willow Run Bomber Plant So Important?
The Willow Run Bomber Plant near Ypsilanti, Michigan was built in 1941, and produced over 8,600 B-24 Liberator bombers during WWII. It was 3 million square feet in size, had a mile-long assembly line, employed 42,000 workers, one third of whom were women — and they were paid the same as the men. It was the largest factory under one roof in the world. Willow Run was where Rose Will Monroe, the “original WWII Rosie the Riveter” of newsreel fame, worked. She was filmed by the government under the direction of actor and producer Walter Pidgeon, and her face and name were familiar to WWII movie-goers as a personification of the popular “Rosie the Riveter” wartime propaganda character.
Rosie the Riveter, both then and now, represents ALL female wartime workers who stepped up to fill the many roles left behind by men who went to fight overseas. These women riveted, welded, kept the railroads running, conducted street cars, typed and filed, sewed parachutes, and even played pro baseball!
Media and bloggers: Please feel free to use the press photo below in your articles and posts. Please mention the Save The Bomber Plant campaign, and that we are currently raising funds to renovate our “saved” portion of the Willow Run Bomber Plant to be the future NEW home of the Yankee Air Museum… and please link to the home page of this website at http://www.SaveTheBomberPlant.org. Thank you so much! For more background information, click here to read the story behind the Rosie the Riveter World Record.
2015 Participants CLICK HERE for Information on how to get Oct. 24, 2015 Official Certificates and Photo!
HELP RAISE A ROOF FOR ROSIE’S FACTORY… SO WE CAN RECLAIM THE WORLD RECORD AT WILLOW RUN!
You can help bring the Rosie World Record back to Michigan with a donation to repair the roof at Rosie’s factory. With a repaired roof, we can hold a new World Record event at Willow Run, and reclaim our record! Help us restore Rosie’s historic Willow Run Bomber Plant to be the future NEW home of the Yankee Air Museum…