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!