Please join us at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park Visitor Education Center on Saturday, October 28th at 11:00am for a discussion and book signing with author David Helvarg, Founder and Executive Director of Blue Frontier and cofounder of the Peter Benchley Ocean Awards, to discuss his latest non-fiction book, The Golden Shore: California's Love Affair with the Sea.
From the first human settlements to the latest marine explorations, The Golden Shore tells the tale of the history, culture, and changing nature of California's coasts and ocean. Explore the state’s 1,100 mile coast line with a focus on Richmond’s WWII history, and discover the spirit of the California coast, from the Oregon border to the San Diego-Tijuana international border fence and out into its whale-, seal-, and shark-rich offshore seamounts, rock isles, and kelp forests. Part history, part travelogue, part love letter, The Golden Shore captures the spirit of the California coast and its place in American culture.
“The Best Medicine: Classic WWII Comedies”
Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park, in cooperation with our community partner, the SS Red Oak Victory, is pleased to present our fall film series which will highlight some of Hollywood’s classic comedies with a WWII theme. 10/19/17, 11/16/17 & 12/21/17
The American historian Stephen Ambrose called World War II “history’s greatest catastrophe.” Yet even in the face of this greatest of tragedies, we take solace in the wise words of King Solomon, “a merry heart doeth good like a medicine,” or, as we say today, “laughter is the best medicine.” This film series will feature the following films: