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“Rosie the Riveter” Art Installation Dedication Today
CLARKSVILLE, IN (September 16, 2022) – The Town of Clarksville will be celebrating the importance of women during World War II at a special celebration along the banks of the Ohio River. Today, Friday, September 16th at 4:00 pm, the Clarksville Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) will unveil its new “Rosie the Riveter” Art Installation in Ashland Park.
Last year, the HPC decided it was long overdue to celebrate Clarksville’s connection to Rose Will Monroe. She was a riveter, helping to build B24 bombers during WWII when she was chosen to appear in a documentary to help sell war bonds. Her image became a representation of the power of women and their contributions to the war effort here at home. After the war, Rose Will Monroe married and settled in Clarksville, Indiana where she lived out the rest of her days.
To honor Rose, the Clarksville HPC launched a crowdfunding campaign to help build a “Rosie the Riveter” Art Installation in Clarksville’s Ashland Park overlooking the Ohio River. More than $130,000 was raised from donors across the country. The art installation is being created by The Weber Group of Sellersburg and will be installed in the coming weeks. A special ceremony will be held to unveil the art installation, and will include historical music, “Rosie the Riveter” look-a-likes, a color guard, and more.
The public and members of the media are invited and encouraged to attend this special celebration honoring Clarksville’s “Rosie the Riveter.” You can learn more about the project and see a rendering of the art installation at:
WHAT: “Rosie the Riveter” Art Installation Dedication
WHERE: Ashland Park, Clarksville, IN (Riverside Drive)
WHEN: Friday, September 16th – 4:00pm-4:30pm