Our unique Every Kid in a Park curriculum illuminates the history of working people by encouraging kids from all backgrounds to be proud of American contributions, and to understand the importance of working together to overcome great odds. In 2018 we will bring more than 2,000 local fourth-graders to the Visitor Education Center through a fund we are building to provide bus transportation for children from under-served classrooms. On their visit kids will also enjoy outdoor activity on a healthy one-mile hike down the Bay Trail to visit the Rosie the Riveter Memorial. Every child who participates takes home a one-year pass to enjoy all national parks with their families for free!
NPS hosts the opening of the new temporary exhibit: The Art of Shipbuilding; Kaiser-Richmond Shipyard Employees Werner Philipp and Lillian Tandy
On Saturday, November 18th join us at 11:00 AM at the Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center for the unveiling of the new temporary exhibit, The Art of Shipbuilding; Kaiser-Richmond Shipyard Employees Werner Philipp and Lillian Tandy. The program will begin with a brief overview of the exhibit.
The exhibit features reproductions of watercolors painted by German-born San Francisco Artist, Werner Philipp. Philipp worked in the Progress Department in Richmond Shipyard Three illustrating reports to document worker and shipbuilding efforts. There he met and befriended shipyard secretary Lillian Tandy. The two families remained close after the war and the Tandy’s supported Werner’s illustrious art career.
Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park Visitor Education Center on Saturday, November 4th at 11:00am,Tina Williams, local author and human resources executive in the high tech industry, will read excerpts and discuss the research she did for her three fictional books inspired by her mother who moved with a young family from Chicago to take a job as a welder in the Richmond Shipyards during the war. In this presentation, Williams will highlight the last book in the series, “Perfect Pitch” which focuses on a local shop owner, Mr. Gregory, who from his Sacramento Street shop, witnesses the aftermath of WWII and the economic downturn which also brought new opportunities and sweeping social changes.