Be part of a Guinness World Book of Records attempt for the largest number of Rosie the Riveters in one place! The Yankee Air Museum Rosies invite YOU to "Rosie Up" and come join us as we make our second attempt to set a world record. Open to all women and girls of all ages. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.


Although demolition has begun we still have until May 1, 2014 to raise the funds necessary to save a part of the historic Willow Run Bomber Plant and former GM Powertrain as the NEW home of the Yankee Air Museum!



This is an Official World Record, and Guiness is picky. A very large turnout is expected, so please allow adequate time for check in so you can be part of this historic event. Check in may take more than 1 hour. Chairs will be available for elderly Rosies. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No pets, please.


Red bandana with LARGE white polka dots, tied at the top of the head. The bandana can cover the back and top of the head, or be folded so the back of your hair shows, but if so, hair should be "pinned up" and not hanging down long or in a ponytail.

Red knee socks (solid red)

Dark blue long-sleeve workers coveralls OR Long-sleeve dark blue collared shirt, roll up sleeves to show some of your forearm.

Dark blue or very dark denim pants (not faded), roll up pant legs to show red socks.

Black workboots or workshoes (as close as you can get, as long as they are black) OR brown workboots

Lunchbox and lapel button (optional)


NO faded denim jeans - very dark denim only

NO denim shirts - must be solid dark blue fabric that is not denim, NO bare midriffs

NO bib overallsNO t-shirtsNO sweats

NO high heels, NO colored shoes, NO white shoes, NO athletic shoes


Costume Sources:

Red bandana with LARGE white polka dots - cotton fabric available at Joann Fabrics, the pattern is called "Lipstick". Allow one yard per bandana.

Pre-made bandanas will be available for purchase to benefit SaveTheBomberPlant.org at the event for $10 (cash or check only), or pre-order for $8 for pick-up at the event by emailing Jane: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Red knee socks - Plain red soccer socks are available at Dunham's and MC Sports.

Dark blue long-sleeve workers coveralls - Tractor Supply Company

Long-sleeve dark blue collared shirt & Dark blue or very dark denim pants - The Salvation Army and Value Village are good places to look for these items.


Saturday, March 29, 2014 - Registration begins at 2:00pm; Photo event at 4:30pm (Photo event will be indoors.)

Willow Run Airport Hangar One - Kirk Profit Dr., Ypsilanti Township (Appears as Willow Run Airport on Google Maps.)


DIRECTIONS From Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and West: I-94 East to EXIT 185 – After exiting – drive through The Stoplight and EXIT RIGHT under sign WILLOW RUN AIRPORT WEST ACCESS – Follow the curve to the right onto the Willow Run Expressway Southbound, TURN LEFT at TYLER ROAD (stoplight) – Follow Tyler Road to the end where it will curve to the left – 400 feet around the curve TURN RIGHT at KIRK PROFIT DRIVE – Follow that road to the end where you will see the Rosie Gathering.

DIRECTIONS From Detroit and East: I-94 West to EXIT 186 – Exit to the right at the Willow Run Airport exit (just after passing Rawsonville Road) - Follow the curve to the right onto the Willow Run Expressway Northbound – TURN RIGHT at WILLOW RUN AIRPORT sign (Tyler Road) – Follow Tyler Road to the end where it will curve to the left – 400 feet around the curve TURN RIGHT at KIRK PROFIT DRIVE – Follow that road to the end where you will see the Rosie Gathering.


Please contact Jane for more information at (734) 358 - 1648.


Charter Township of Ypsilanti  •  7200 S. Huron River Dr. Ypsilanti, Mi 48197  •  (734) 484 - 4700

Mon. - Fri., 8:30am - 4:30pm  •  Closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm daily