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.
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'".
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.
The deadline 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.
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.
"The demolition of the plant is going on right now," Norton said. "We have only until May 1st to save our piece of it."
The annual Ypsilanti Heritage Festival kicks-off on Friday and the celebration will run through the weekend. 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.
WEMU's Wendy Wright delves into the rich history and heritage of the City of Ypsilanti. In this 11-minute audio feature, Wendy provides some historical snapshots of people and places that helped forge the identity on Michigan's 2nd oldest city.