The first program of 2018 will focus on “Kern County’s Rosie the Riveters”. It will be presented by Lori Wear, Kern County Museum Curator of Collections. Lori is also a Kern County Historian and third generation Kern County family.
Rosie the Riveter was a World War II icon, representing the women who worked in factories and shipyards, many of whom produced munitions and war supplies. These women sometimes took entirely new jobs replacing the male workers who joined the military. Rosie the Riveter is used as a symbol of feminism and women's economic power. Images of women workers were widespread in the media as government posters, and commercial advertising was heavily used by the government to encourage women to volunteer for wartime service in factories.
Beale Memorial Library, Tejon Room, Second Floor. Refreshments will be served.