During World War II 310,000 American women worked to produce aircraft for the war effort and none was more famous than Kentucky’s Rose Leigh.
Working at the Willow Run bomber factory in Ypsilanti, Michigan as a riveter on B-24 heavy bombers, the Pulaski County native was featured in a 1943 movie promoting the sale of war bonds, becoming known throughout the country as, “Rosie the Riveter.”
Thursday night, Kentucky Chautauqua actress Kelly O. Brengelman will bring “Rosie the Riveter back to life during a program at the Corbin Public Library.
The performance, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m.
“She is one of the best of the Chautauqua performers that I have seen,” said Diane Mitchell with the Friends of the Corbin Library noting that Brengleman did a performance as Suffragette Madeline McDowell Breckinridge. “I think people will really enjoy her.