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March 22, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Visitors Center Auditorium
200 SE Fourth Street
Abilene, KS 67410
Free. Light lunch provided.
Rosie the Riveter
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Lunch & Learn: Meet a real "Rosie the Riveter"

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Plan to attend this noon presentation and hear from a real-life "Rosie the Riveter," Connie Palacioz, who went to work at Boeing in Wichita, Kansas, after graduating from high school in 1943. Palacioz was a riveter on the B-29 "Superfortress" bombers, working on the forward section of the planes. One of the bombers she helped build in 1945 was the B-29 named "Doc," which has recently been refurbished by volunteers, including Palacioz, who is now 93 years old. Palacioz will be accompanied by Josh Wells, who also assisted with the restoration of the B-29 Superfortress, which is one of only two flying B-29s in the world. A light lunch will be provided at noon. This program is made possible through the support of the Friends of the Eisenhower Foundation.