CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Anne Montague and three former Rosie the Riveters will present “West Virginia Rosie the Riveters” in the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston, on Thursday, Nov. 19. The program begins at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The presentation will focus on knowing and meeting real Rosies. The three Rosies will discuss the Rosie program and tell their stories. A photographic summary of all projects done in West Virginia will be available. In addition, parts of the documentary film We Pull Together, Rosie the Riveters Then and Now, which features 31 West Virginia Rosies, will be shown.

The Rosie the Riveter program was begun by Thanks! Plain and Simple, Inc. During World War II, six million women worked on the homefront, but little was done to capture their stories. The Rosie program is working to promote and share the stories through projects that include creating parks, designing quilts and identifying West Virginia Rosies.

Because of ongoing construction in the visitors’ parking area, participants may park behind the Culture Center after 5 p.m. on Nov. 19 and enter the building at the back loading dock area.

For additional information about the Archives and History lecture series, contact the Archives and History Library at (304) 558-0230.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts with Kay Goodwin, Cabinet Secretary. The division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the division’s programs, events and sites, visit The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.