Archival photos of women working at the Charlestown Navy Yard during World War 2.

Credit: Photos courtesy of the National Park Service

Charlestown Navy Yard Event Honors Local 'Rosies'

July 28, 2017

Rosie the Riveter isn’t just a cultural icon. She is the symbol for the millions of women who took over the jobs left behind by men fighting in World War II. Now, our local branch of the National Park Service will honor these so-called SWONs — the Shipbuilding Women of the Navy — in a weekend-long celebration at the Charlestown Navy Yard. The event is called Rosies Invade the Yard.


Click here to find out more about the Boston National Historical Park. You can RSVP to Rosies Invade The Yard on Facebook!

BONUS: Check out some archival photos and news clippings featuring the SWONs! 

Andrea Asuaje's Slidely by Slidely Slideshow

Thank you to the National Park Service, the Boston National Historical Park and the archives of the Boston Globe and the Shipyard News for the pictures and clippings.

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