Special Exhibit: Looking Beyond ‘Rosie the Riveter’

Special Exhibit: Looking Beyond ‘Rosie the Riveter’


The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust will host the travelling exhibition “Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II” at the Anne Frank Exhibit and Museum in Sandy Springs.

The exhibit is on loan from the Kennesaw State University Museum of History and Holocaust Education.

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‘Beyond Rosie’ explores how World War II impacted the everyday social, cultural, and economic realities of life for women in the United States. The panel-based exhibition also highlights individual stories within larger topics including women in the military services, the Holocaust, labor unions, the USO, and resistance and sabotage missions.

The exhibit serves as a way to educate the public about the contributions of women during World War II, ensuring that the legacy of these women is remembered as an important part of the national story.

“Beyond Rosie offers a chance to remember and honor the many ways that women contributed to and experienced World War II,” Said Julia Brock, senior curator at the Museum of History & Holocaust Education. “The exhibit was a collaborative project, including a team of student curators, staff from the MHHE, and local community members – former ‘Rosies’ who generously shared their memories for the project.”

Brock thinks the exhibit tells an important story.

“The result, we hope is an engaging and informative look at a very complex story,” she said, “and one that often gets forgotten in our collective memories of World War II.”

Want to go?

The exhibit will be on display until Dec. 7, the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Admission is free. For additional information, call (770) 206-1558.


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