Long before ‘Rosie the Riveter”, many of the biggest industrial employers in Ypsilanti were of women. Hundreds of women and many girls worked in Ypsi’s woolen mills, the Scharff Tag and Stay Press factories. In addition working women, Black and white, immigrant and native-born, were laundresses, cooks, domestics, clerks and dressmakers. Join historian Matt Siegfried for a walking tour visiting the sites of factories and work places, social halls, homes and boarding homes where these women lived and worked around the time of the first International Women’s Day in 1909.

Saturday, March 11, 11am
Meet at Riverside Art Center Parking Lot
76 N Huron St.