Yankee Air Museum
Rosie the Riveter’s old plant in Michigan has officially avoided the wrecking ball.
All that’s needed now to save Rosie the Riveter’s old plant in Michigan is a signature or two.
Introduce your children to the world of art by taking them to some great exhibitions in the Detroit area.
Organizers want to convert the factory — where Rose Will Monroe and other workers built B-24 bombers — into the new home of the Yankee Air Museum.
Yankee Air Museum founder Dennis Norton said he and the Willow Run facility’s owner will sign the purchase deal soon and expect to formally close on the sale next month.
Organizers of an effort to save from demolition a portion of the Michigan factory where Rosie the Riveter worked say they have accomplished their goal. Or at least part of it.
A group trying to save a slice of the factory west of Detroit raised $7 million, but it needs $8 million and has until Thursday to make that happen.
The demolition of the historic Willow Run Bomber plant near Ypsilanti has begun, but the effort to save a piece of it is still alive.
Dennis Norton of the Yankee Air Museum says the Willow Run Bomber plant, and Detroit’s role in supplying the Arsenal of Democracy …was as big as the plant itself.
“This project fits perfectly with southeast Michigan’s long-standing leadership in automotive innovation.”