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Rock Island Rosies: Women Workers of the Arsenal
Up until November 2, 2019

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The role of women in US Army manufacturing is closely tied with larger social change and larger shifts in what defines the American workforce.

This exhibit highlights the women workers at Rock Island Arsenal through their work, their challenges, and their lives. You will discover the impact war has on advancing change and how that change can quickly return to the status quo.

The experiences of these women was unique to Rock Island Arsenal but is also representative of nationwide and global changes that have brought women into the US Army workforce in the 20th century.