Connecticut’s WWII Rosie the Riveters

November 7, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

CT Valley Brewing Company, 765 Sullivan Avenue, South Windsor, CT

Connecticut’s Rosie the Riveters Book Talk with author, Gretchen Caulfield

Gretchen Caulfield, National President of the American Rosie the Riveter Association (ARRA), will discuss her newly released book, Connecticut’s Rosie the Riveters, a collection of biographies about the women who worked and volunteered on Connecticut’s home front during World War II. This book talk will focus primarily on the many ways that women in our state worked in jobs relating to aircraft—some making history.

Gretchen is dedicated to preserving Rosie History by documenting their stories for the ARRA Archives before they are lost and forgotten. Gretchen’s grandmother was a Rosie the Riveter, assembling the landing gear of the F4U Corsairs at Chance Vought Aircraft in Stratford during World War II. Her grandmother’s stories prompted her to become involved in the American Rosie the Riveter Association (, an all-volunteer non-profit organization. Members consist of Rosies and their descendants.

Receive your copy of Connecticut’s Rosie the Riveters with a $20 donation to the CT Corsair Chapter, ARRA at; Be sure to include your address. Donations go towards funding a permanent CT Rosie the Riveter Exhibit and temporary exhibits around the state.

We will be launching a new beer, available the night of this event called “The Home Front – Pilsner”

Do you have a Rosie in your family?