Department of Parks
“Rosie The Riveter” Presentation At Greenbo Lake May 25
GREENUP, Ky. – Greenbo Lake State Resort Park will host a Kentucky Humanities Council Chautauqua presentation on May 25 on Rosie the Riveter – one of World War Two’s most famous figures.
The figure of Rosie the Riveter was a creation of songwriters and artists, but there were real life examples. One of them, Rose Will Monroe of Pulaski County, worked in a bomber factory in Michigan and portrayed Rosie on film.
Angela Bartley of Louisville will portray Rose Will Monroe, who lived in Louisville after the war.
The program starts at at the new Greenbo Lake State Resort Park Amphitheater. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Admission is $3. For information, call 606-473-7324 or 1-800-325-0083.
Greenbo Lake State Resort Park in Greenup has a lodge, Anglers' Cove Restaurant, campground, gift shop and 23 miles of hiking trails. For more information, visit www.parks.ky.gov. Greenbo Lake State Resort Park is located just seven miles off of Highway 23, known as "The Country Music Highway."
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 53 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov