Rosie The Riveter Trust - Items filtered by date: November 2016

By Matthew Pera Published on Marin Independent Journal 

Fairfax resident Phyllis Gould, 97, has proven that sending handwritten letters to politicians can, in fact, spark change. She’s going to keep writing, she said, until she sees a permanent “Rosie the Riveter Day” printed on calendars nationwide.

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"The high-quality medical care received by the workers in the Kaiser shipyards under the direction of Sidney Garfield, MD, helped us win the war." By Lincoln Cushing 

When Henry J. Kaiser took on a contract to build cargo ships for the British Government in 1941, our nation wasn’t at war. The modern shipyards he carved into the Richmond’s remote bay marsh (as well as in St. Johns, Oregon) began as just one more of his large-scale industrial projects. But when Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941, everything changed, and everyone was called upon to support the “home front”.

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March 11, 2019 by Kaylin Peachey in National Park Foundation Blog

Marsha Mather-Thrift remembers the days when she was the only official staff member at Rosie the Riveter Trust: “We’ve grown since then, now we have three staff members!” Marsha, who started in 2010, and her staff are a small and powerful team. Together with the National Park Service, its board of directors, and a variety of partners, the trust has a commendable mission in Richmond, CA and across the U.S.: inspiring youth and preserving history at Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park.

Published in In The News

By Mike Aldax in The Richmond Standard March 5, 2019

Richmond Mayor Tom Butt is recommending a name change for the new Richmond Ferry Terminal.

In his popular e-forum newsletter, the mayor called the current name, FT-RCH, unimaginative. The FT stands for ferry terminal, and RCH for Richmond.

Published in In The News

No Child Left Without a Park

Jonathan B. Jarvis

Executive Director

Institute for Parks, People and Biodiversity, UC Berkeley

18th Director of the National Park Service

A few years ago, as director of the National Park Service (NPS), I joined a group of fourth graders from the Denver area on a stream survey team at Rocky Mountain National Park. They were splashing in a meadow stream with nets and jars, having a great, wet time.

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With the launch of the new Richmond Ferry Terminal, it is now easier than ever to get to Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park! 

In addition to the ferry, there are a few options for getting back to San Francisco. You can jump on the number 74 bus and take that to BART or transfer to a Transbay Service bus.  

For information on the Richmond Ferry Terminal (including fare, ferry times, parking and more) click here

For information on the bus line/AC Transit click here

For information on the Transbay Service bus click here

We are excited about the new Richmond Terminal and look forward to hearing about everyone's adventures across the bay waters! 

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By Mike Aldax published in The Richmond Standard

The excitement on the Richmond waterfront Thursday was palpable, as hundreds gathered to celebrate the launch of brand new ferry service to downtown San Francisco.

The first ferry left at 6:10 a.m. from the new $20 million terminal located next to The Craneway Pavilion at 1414 Harbour Way South. The ferry continued on to the San Francisco Ferry Building, a roughly 35-minute trip that was depicted in a flurry of photographs and video posted to social media. Richmond Mayor Tom Butt, credited as one of the ferry terminal’s champions, filmed what he called a smooth ride on a beautiful morning.

Published in In The News

By Rachel from Rachel's Ruminations www.rachelsruminations.com 

 

When I heard about a museum dedicated to Rosie the Riveter, I had to see it. 

Who was Rosie the Riveter?

The name “Rosie the Riveter,” according to Wikipedia, was first used in a 1942 hit song, praising an assembly line worker helping in the war effort. The popular image of Rosie the Riveter stems from a World War II propaganda ad, used to recruit women to work in factories to support the war effort. The model was Rose Will Monroe, who worked as a riveter at a factory in Michigan.

Published in In The News

Read the article by Erin Baldassari of the Bay Area News Group here

Published in In The News
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Rosie the Riveter Trust (ID # 94-3335350) — PO Box 71126, Richmond, CA 94807-1126 — (510) 507-2276

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