Rock Island Arsenal Museum

Photograph courtesy of the Rock Island Arsenal Museum

The Rock Island Arsenal Museum has just launched a “Women Workers at Rock Island Arsenal” virtual exhibit which shines a light on the women who have worked at the arsenal and brings to light stories which have not previously been told and bring them to light.

“Within public history, within the museum field and within our general conversations about how we represent society when we are talking about the history there certainly is a shift to make sure that those voices or those stories that were previously unheard are now heard,” said, Patrick Allie, Director at the Rock Island Arsenal Museum.

You take a look at stories of women who have gone the extra mile and helped to speed up production during a time when the time was literally of the essence.

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