No, it’s not Jill Long Thompson. Â Rosie the Riveter and other historical figures were present at the Allen County Courthouse today to help kick off the Remnant Trust at IPFW. Â The IPFW Remnant Trust exhibitÂ includes more than 50 manuscripts, books, pamphlets, and documents on subjects related to individual liberty and human dignity. Â IPFW Chancellor Michael Wartell introduced Allen County Commissioner Linda Bloom and Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry who spoke briefly. Â The IPFW University Singers sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “America the Beautiful”.Â
Also in attendance was Allen County Commissioners Bill Brown and Nelson Peters, the Judges of the Allen County Superior Court, and historical re-enactors John Adams, Frederick Douglass, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Sir Isaac Newton, Rosie The Riveter and Mary Shelley. Â
John Adams gave a separate “critique” of John Trumbull’s famous painting of the signing of The Declaration of Independence. Â Afterwards, Chancellor Wartell observed that, “…Adams always has to have the last word.” Â
Photos from the event are included here, while below is a video play list of the event. Â Â Missing, is about two minutes of video. Â I could not get a good clear shot of the re-enactors as they were introduced, so I omitted this section.