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: August 12th, 2017
August 12, 2017 - Thousands will gather at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park for the 3rd annual Home Front Festival and Rosie Rally. Join us as we defend (and break!) the Guinness World Record for "The Largest Gathering of People Dressed as a Rosie the Riveter.” This record now stands at 2,229 Rosies- Help us to honor real WWII "Rosies" and make history (again!)
The Home Front Festival, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., will feature the Potomac, Franklin D. Roosevelt's famous yacht, docked adjacent to the festival site; an air craft cockpit display from the USS Hornet; the East Bay Regional Parks’ Mobile Ranger Unit and ranger programs; multiple fun, hands-on activities for children; an historical display from Angel Island; and information on Victory Gardens from the UC Master Gardeners’ program, food trucks, 1940s music and much much more!