Rosie the Riveter http://wemu.org en Yankee Air Museum Set To Purchase Part Of Willow Run Bomber Plant http://wemu.org/post/yankee-air-museum-set-purchase-part-willow-run-bomber-plant <p> &nbsp;A group working to save part of Rosie the Riveter's old factory says it has signed a purchase agreement for the property.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;The Yankee Air Museum announced yesterday it is moving forward with a deal to buy 144,000 square feet of the former Willow Run Bomber Plant.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;The museum says in a statement that, assuming an upcoming inspection goes well, it will close on the purchase "in a few weeks."</span></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:29:03 +0000 Associated Press 47779 at http://wemu.org 'Rosie The Riveter' World Record Confirmed http://wemu.org/post/rosie-riveter-world-record-confirmed <p>It's official - the 778 people who gathered at the former Willow Run bomber plant set a new world record for the number of people gathered in one place dressed as Rosie the Riveter.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The Yankee Air Museum received a letter from publishers of the Guinness Book of World Records indicating that "you have successfully achieved a new Guinness World Records title for 'largest gathering of people dressed as Rosie the Riveter'".&nbsp;</p><p>The museum still needs to raise about $1.25 million by May 1st to save a portion of the plant to use as its new home.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:12:18 +0000 Bob Eccles 44720 at http://wemu.org 'Rosie The Riveter' World Record Confirmed 'Rosie The Riveter' Event Officially Sets World Record http://wemu.org/post/rosie-riveter-event-officially-sets-world-record <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A group trying to save a portion of a Detroit-area assembly plant where Rosie the Riveter once worked is the proud owner of a new Guinness World Record.&nbsp;</div><div> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:46:18 +0000 Associated Press 44685 at http://wemu.org 'Rosie The Riveter' Event Officially Sets World Record Bomber Hanger Deadline, World Record Attempt Approaching http://wemu.org/post/bomber-hanger-deadline-world-record-attempt-approaching <p>The deadline&nbsp; for the Yankee Air Museum to raise the amount of money needed to save part of the Willow Run Bomber Plant from demolition is about a month away now.</p><p></p><p>Dennis Norton is the the President of the Michigan Aerospace Foundation and the Founder of the Yankee Air Museum. He said it's more important now than ever for people to step up and help save the plant.<br /><br />"The demolition of the plant is going on right now," Norton said. "We have only until May 1st to save our piece of it."</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:17:56 +0000 Laura Heffner 43498 at http://wemu.org Bomber Hanger Deadline, World Record Attempt Approaching Historical Snapshots of Ypsilanti: 190-Years and Counting http://wemu.org/post/historical-snapshots-ypsilanti-190-years-and-counting <p>The annual Ypsilanti Heritage Festival kicks-off on Friday and the celebration will run through the weekend.&nbsp; It's a perfect time to take a look back at some of the elements that have helped create the identity of this Washtenaw County community.</p><p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:21:46 +0000 Wendy Wright 33643 at http://wemu.org Historical Snapshots of Ypsilanti: 190-Years and Counting