In the Yard: Rosies Invade the Charlestown Navy Yard


08/12/2017 - 9:00am to 08/13/2017 - 6:00pm

Join the National Parks of Boston and the USS Constitution for a two-day extravaganza celebrating the role of women workers at the Charlestown Navy Yard!
Thousands of women worked at the Charlestown Navy Yard during World War II. They fulfilled roles from painters to welders, and riveters to sheet metal workers. Their efforts played a critical role in the outcome of the war and left a lasting mark on American history. Come join us in remembering and celebrating the work of these Shipbuilding Women of the Navy!

Hands on History: Twist your own rope, make a Navy Yard work badge, pick up a SWON coloring book, snap a picture at the “We Can Do It!” selfie booth, and more!

Rosie’s Navy Yard: Join a ranger for a walking tour focusing on the women workers of World War II.

DD-793 USS Cassin YoungExplore the ship using the park’s brand new app, or join a ranger-guided tour.

Rosie’s Legacy Speaker Series: Learn about the social, cultural, and personal stories of the women workers of WWII, including a keynote by Marla Miller from UMass Amherst and a panel discussion.

Vehicles for Victory: See vintage vehicles from World War II that were transported aboard Boston-built ships.

Rosie Roll Call: View photographs and newspaper articles featuring the SWON’s who worked at the yard. Have a Rosie in the family? Add them to the roll call!


Saturday, August 12:

Swing Dance: Put on your best dress or zoot suit and dance the night away as a band plays live on Pier 1! Lessons start at 6:30 p.m. Dance at 7 p.m.

Sunday, August 13:

Mood Swings Orchestra: Grab a seat and listen as 19 jazz-loving women play big band swing tunes.


USS Constitution Museum
10 1st ave
02129 Charlestown , MA