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Rosie the Riveter Lecture and Book Signing June 8

Roverta A. Olinger talks about her experiences making Boeing bombers during World War II

SEATTLE, – During World War II, Roverta A. Olinger was a young girl from South Dakota when she was given a train ticket by Boeing to come to Seattle to build bombers. Now 90 years young, Roverta has published a book about her experiences as a bomber builder, “What Did You Do in the War, Gram?” Olinger will talk about her experiences and sign copies of her book after the lecture. The lecture is free with admission to the Museum, the book signing is free for all Museum visitors.

Women "Rosie the Riveters" assembling Boeing B-17 bomber fuselage during World War II. The Boeing Collection at The Museum of Flight.
Women “Rosie the Riveters” assembling Boeing B-17 bomber fuselage during World War II. The Boeing Collection at The Museum of Flight.
The independent, non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, attracting more than 500,000 visitors annually. The Museum’s collection includes more than 160 historically significant air- and spacecraft, the original manufacturing facility of The Boeing Co., and the world’s only full-scale NASA Space Shuttle Trainer. The Museum’s aviation and space library and archives are the largest on the West Coast. More than 100,000 individuals are served annually by the Museum’s on-site and outreach educational programs. The Museum of Flight is accredited by the American Association of Museums, and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field half-way between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors 65 and older, $15 for active military, $10 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. McCormick & Schmick’s Wings Café is on site. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit