Michelle’s mother was a “Rosie” during World War II, working for the Department of Agriculture in Kansas while her father went to war in Europe. Her mother-in-law was also a Rosie, working in a parachute factory, and her father-in-law worked on the home front in poultry production during the war.
Michelle joined the board of directors for the Rosie the Riveter Trust in 2019, and also serves on the Development Committee and Dinner Committee. She is committed to using her background in public education and outreach to support the Rosie the Riveter Trust and further the goals of the Rosie the Riveter/WW II Home Front National Historical Park.
Michelle is a graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara and is a lifelong student of American history.
Abbie Bennett - Connecting Vets
November 13, 2019 - 11:28 AM
The women who would later be characterized by the symbol of "Rosie the Riveter" could receive Congress' highest award if a bill approved by the House today becomes law.
Tatiana Sanchez Sep. 22, 2019 San Francisco Chronicle
Betty Reid Soskin, the National Park Service’s oldest park ranger, is recovering from a stroke, her son announced on Sunday, her 98th birthday.
August 8, 2019 the Richmond Standard
Think you had a busy summer?
Perhaps you haven’t met Rosie’s Girls, a fearless group of 30 sixth, seventh and eighth graders from Richmond and San Pablo.
Just reading through their six-week summer itinerary is exhausting. Four days in Yosemite. Ropes course at Fort Miley. Silk-screening at the Richmond Art Center. Tours of the Mission Science Center, the Chevron Richmond Refinery, the SS Red Oak Victory and the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park. A Career Day at Kennedy High with more than 30 women who work jobs formerly considered exclusive to men.
By Janis Mara Aug 10 2019 Video: Aug 10 2019 Fox KTVU 2
RICHMOND, Calif. (BCN) - Former World War II shipyard worker Mary Torres, 96, jumped to her feet and waved as hundreds of people cheered at the Rosie Rally Home Front Festival in Richmond Saturday.
This is the fifth year for the festival, which commemorates the iconic, if fictional, World War II female worker known as "Rosie the Riveter."
August 10, 2019 KPIX CBS SF Bay Area
RICHMOND (CBS SF) — Former World War II shipyard worker Mary Torres, 96, jumped to her feet and waved as hundreds of people cheered at the Rosie Rally Home Front Festival in Richmond Saturday.
This is the fifth year for the festival, which commemorates the iconic, if fictional, World War II female worker known as “Rosie the Riveter.” The worker appeared on WWII posters representing women working industrial jobs to support the war effort.
August 6, 2019 By Kathy Chouteau, the Richmond Standard
Time to bust out your polka-dots! The Rosie the Riveter Trust has announced that this year’s Rosie Rally Home Front Festival—commonly known as the “Rosie Rally”—will be held Sat., Aug. 10, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South in Richmond.
Fox 2 KTVU By BCN Posted Jul 23 2019 Video Posted Mar 22 2016
RICHMOND, Calif. (KTVU) - The Richmond City Council on Tuesday plans to honor the centennial birthday of "Rosie the Riveter" Ms. Eddie Mae Crummie, who turns 100 Friday.
ABC 7 By Eric Thomas Wednesday, July 17, 2019
CONCORD, Calif. (KGO) -- Seventy-five years ago, the entire Bay Area shook from the force of a gigantic explosion. Ground zero was the Port Chicago Naval Magazine in Concord. The blast killed 320 service members, most of them black. On Wednesday, a ceremony at the blast site remembered the tragedy and honored the victims.