The impact of hundreds of Kern County women who went to work during World War II comes to life when a special monument honoring "Rosie the Riveters" is unveiled at a reception this Wednesday October 12 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Kern County Museum, 3801 Chester Avenue, in Bakersfield.
The "Rosie the Riveters" monument, made possible through a generous donation from Kaiser Permanente, is part of a larger World War II exhibit which ran this last summer at the Kern County Museum. The display featured images of local Rosies, including artifacts and historical information from the era, outlining the contributions of these amazing women that helped the United States and its allies win World War II.
The monument unveiling this Wednesday and "Rosie the Riveters" display last summer at the Kern County Museum followed the first-ever luncheon for local Rosies held in the fall of 2014 at the Guild House in Bakersfield. In addition to these events, Kaiser Permanente's donation covers the cost of the granite monument that will be displayed permanently on the Museum's grounds.