Rosie The Riveter Trust - Richmond CA
As the U.S. faced a new and daunting challenge of 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, charted a path for a 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 (RORI) 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!
Home Front Festival & Rosie Rally
Congratulations and thanks to all who participated in the August 12th Rosie Rally and Home Front Festival!
We still hold the Guinness World Record for the "Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Rosie the Riveter". (2229 Rosies, set in 2016). This year we had 1640 Rosies in the Craneway Pavilion --next door to our Visitor Education Center--a sea of red and white bandannas! We send our best wishes to the Rosies of Ypsilanti, Michigan, our friendly rival, who will make their attempt in October.
Extra special thanks to our event sponsors: