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Saturday August 12, 2017 - Richmond CA
Thousands will gather at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park for the 3rd annual “Rosie Rally” and Home Front Festival. Participants will dress as the iconic Rosie the Riveter, a character from a Westinghouse poster recruiting women into the war effort during WWII. 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 was successfully claimed at the Park’s first Rosie Rally in 2015 and now stands at 2,229 Rosies- Help us to defend the title and make history (again!)
Rosie The Riveter Trust is producing a broadcast-quality documentary on the life and experiences of Ranger Betty Reid Soskin:
A regional, national and international legend, Betty Soskin captures and tells the story of the African American experience from World War II until the present in a stunning and elegant way.
Take this easy, beautiful stroll along this San Francisco Bay Trail segment and hear stories about the many contributions made by the civilian women and men who served their country on the home front during the war between 1941 and 1945.
NPS hosts the opening of the new temporary exhibit: "Art and Volunteerism Collide: San Francisco’s AWVS Wartime Canteens"
In 1944, San Francisco artist, Antonio Sotomayor, painted a series of watercolors for his friend, Lottie Hall Huenergardt, to document Lottie's efforts to create and organize some of California’s first canteens to provide food service for those in need. Lottie embraced the volunteer spirit that spread across the American Home Front during World War II as an active member of the American Women's Voluntary Services (AWVS). The AWVS was the largest women’s volunteer service and organized nursery schools for working mothers, sent care packages to the soldiers fighting overseas, delivered messages, drove ambulances, sold war bonds, fought fires, and ran canteens. The exhibit features reproductions of the watercolors Antonio Sotomayor painted to trace Lottie’s efforts and the work of the AWVS. to create and organize the California’s first AWVS canteens.
There are few people who have captured American hearts and minds as much as legendary Ranger, Betty Reid Soskin!
Rosie The Riveter Trust is producing a broadcast-quality 30-minute film on the life and experiences of Ranger Betty -- To help us reach this goal the East Bay Fund for Artists at the East Bay Community Foundation has offered to match all gifts up to $8,000!
Thanks to the generosity of the East Bay Fund for Artists, and supporters like you, we hope to seize this opportunity to educate and inspire thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds. The Rosie the Riveter WWII/ Home Front National Historical Park is the only national park dedicated to telling the stories of the ordinary, extraordinary people who came together during WWII.
Will you help us meet our goal by donating? Your gift of $100, $250, $50 or $500 will help us meet our match and enable us to preserve this and other important legacies of Home Front life!
P.S. We want to preserve this important legacy on film for generations to come and time is running out. Please contribute NOW to help us meet our challenge by July 15th!
Mail Your Gift:
PO Box 71126
Richmond, CA 94807
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Good food, fine wine, wonderful people, spectacular bay views from way up in the Richmond hills, uniquely entertaining entertainment, short speeches about big accomplishments. And did we mention the wonderful people?
That about summons up the April 18th tenth Annual Benefit Dinner for the Rosie the Riveter Trust, held at the grand old Mira Vista Country Club (which, according to Kaiser historian Lincoln Cushing almost become a temporary shipyard workers’ hospital back in1942).
As usual, the no-host bar was doing a booming business as guests crowded up to the bar, then drifted off to survey, appraise, and bid on a vast and enticing assortment of culinary, gustatory, and artistic product and services at the silent auction next door. Representatives from Napa’s Trefethen Winery, which provided the evenings’ fine wines, was pouring free tastings for those who weren’t too busy shooting “We Can Do It” selfies with a number of World War II Rosies or chatting with NPS staffers.