Virtual Homefront Festival: Rosies

We Can Do It!

Rosie the Riveter is what typically comes to mind for women in World War II. However, women served in all different types of roles during the war. Learn more about what they did below.


“Women in the Workforce” Video

During World War II, women entered the workforce in unprecedented numbers. Learn more about what they did and the impact of their work after the war.

Activities and Resources:

“Real Life Rosies”

In this blog post, learn more about women from Bedford and their roles during the war.

Rosie the Riveter Coloring Sheet

Style your own Rosie by coloring in the classic propaganda poster!

“Forgotten Rosies” Lunchbox Lecture

Learn more about the experience of black women who worked in factories during World War II in this past lecture.

Interview with Dorothy Braden Bruce, a WWII Code Girl

Hear from a WWII Code Girl about her experience. Note: There is no audio until about 7 minutes and 30 seconds into the video.