Rosie The Riveter Trust
As the U.S. faced a new and daunting challenge of a global war in the 1940s, people on the home front came together as never before. The stories of their struggles, which broke barriers and shaped many of today’s best social innovations, chart a path for new vision today.
Rosie the Riveter is a reminder to all of us to try new things, test our limits, and believe in ourselves and others. These tales of dedication and courage can inspire us!
An unusual urban national park, the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park is located on the waterfront in Richmond, CA. It is the flagship national park for telling stories of the home front efforts across the United States. Park sites you can visit include the Oil House Visitor Center, the Rosie the Riveter Memorial, the historic Ford Assembly plant, Maritime Childcare Center, and more. Visit us and learn!
Rosie’s Girls Carry on the Legacy
At the end of a terrific summer of learning trade skills such as carpentry and metal work, and building inner strength in a We Can Do It! environment, thirty middle-school girls and friends and family enjoyed a fabulous culmination ceremony on July 26, 2014. Rosie’s Girls celebrated its sixth annual session by providing full scholarships to the girls accepted in this summer’s program. this summer. As program leader Lucien Sonder noted, the program “bring(s) the legacy of the original Rosies into the next generation by keeping that ‘We can do it’ spirit and enabling girls to push beyond their limits.”