Welcome Center to Install Women in War Exhibit

The work will be installed Friday.

The will have a new exhibit installed Friday on the roles of women during World War II.

Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II is a traveling exhibit from Kennesaw State University's Museum of History & Holocaust Education, according to Downtown Manager Cate Kitchen.

The exhibit will have 10 panels describing women in the war effort during World War II. The title refers to  Rosie the Riveter, the lady many of us recognize from the "We Can Do It!" posters.

According to the National Park Service, the government used Rosie to encourage women to work in factories and do other manual labor while the men were away on the battlefield.

The exhibit will go deeper than just Rosie, though; women also took on many other roles, and their stories reflect a deeper complexity than Rosie's image, according to Julia Brock, the curator of the Museum of History and Holocaust Education.

Later in June, Brock and the museum's Education and Outreach Coordinator Richard Harker plan to join guests to talk about the women of World War II, their stories and the exhibit, along with how Kennesaw students played a central role with the exhibit.

The Welcome Center is located at 189 Lawrenceville St. and is open Monday through Friday. The talk with Julia Brock and Richard Harker will take place Wednesday, June 27, at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Cate Kitchen at 678-421-2049.


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