Check out a variety of press items on the park and our work. Click the links below to enjoy recent articles and some that contribute to our history.
For the workers at Standard Oil, Ford, Kaiser, and other industries in Richmond, the war years were not business as usual. They required everyone to do their best...and then do a little better. F.A. Smith, the manager of the Standard Oil refinery said, "The impossible we can do. Miracles take longer...but just a little longer."
The company gave new meaning to Rosie's famed slogan, "We can do it!"
Bowing to a 24-hour publicity firestorm, Swiffer, the Proctor & Gamble-owned cleaning company, on Tuesday announced it would pull an ad that had been widely condemned as offensive for recasting the iconic image of Rosie the Riveter as a sexed-up homemaker.
Reading about history isn't the same thing as talking to the people who made it.
And that's exactly what visitors to the national park in Richmond can do from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Friday.
A Mexican folk dance, an African-American gospel song, a restored World War II era school building, and a happy principal.
"There are two things you can give to children, in general: roots and wings," said Peppina Chang, the principal of the Richmond College Prep Schools. And today her preschoolers are getting their wings in a building whose roots dig deep into the heart of modern American history — although those roots had almost crumbled.