Rosie The Riveter Trust - Items filtered by date: November 2017

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RORI Visitor Education Center

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1414 Harbour Way South, Suite #3000 (Oil House) Richmond, CA 94804

Open daily: 10am-5pm | (510) 232-5050 x0
(Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day)

  • Visit the RORI website for up-to-date event and tour schedules: https://www.nps.gov/rori/planyourvisit/calendar.htm
  • Call the Visitor Center to confirm for special programs: (510) 232-5050 x0
  • NEW--FOR ALL BETTY REID SOSKIN PROGRAMS: Reservations for seats must be made in advance, by phone. Please call (510) 232-5050 x0. For groups larger than 24 visitors, special arrangements are required.

 


Mondays

The Port Chicago Disaster and Aftermath

Date(s): 1/7, 2/4
Time: 2:00 PM (30 minutes)

What kinds of questions were sailors and civilians asking after ten million pounds of explosives blew up in Concord in 1944?
 

Tuesdays

“Of Lost Conversations” (Reservations Required)*

Date(s): 12/18, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26
Time: 2:00 PM (1 hour)

Park Ranger Betty Soskin discusses her experience as a young African American woman in Richmond during WWII. *Reservations for seats must be made in advance, by phone. Please call (510) 232-5050 x0. For groups larger than 24 visitors, special arrangements are required.

 


Wednesdays

Warbling through the War Years

Date(s): 1/9, 2/13
Time: 2:00 PM (1 hour)
 
Dancing the jitterbug, laughing to silly tunes—and mending broken hearts: music during World War II helped us get through fearful times. We’ll see and hear how we listened through samples from radio, records, and the movies.

What We Wore During the War

Date(s): 1/30, 2/27
Time: 2:00 PM (1 hour)

The war changed everything including fashions which changed to meet new needs: leather, wool, and nylon were needed by our fighting forces, so we made do on the Home Front. We’ll have a look at the clothing worn by working men and women, children, and even Hollywood stars!

Games and Toys for Girls and Boys

Date(s): 12/19
Time: 2:00 PM (45 minutes)

Wartime was deadly serious for grown-ups, but for kids, it was a time for adventure. Let’s explore how children had fun during the war years: costumes, riding toys, board games, ships and planes and trains, the comics, and more!

 


Thursdays

“Of Lost Conversations” (Reservations Required)*

Date(s): 12/20, 12/27, 1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28
Time: 11:00 AM (1 Hour)

Park Ranger Betty Soskin discusses her experience as a young African American woman in Richmond during WWII. *Reservations for seats must be made in advance, by phone. Please call (510) 232-5050 x0. For groups larger than 24 visitors, special arrangements are required.

"Blossoms and Thorns"

Date(s): 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28
Time: 2:00 PM (1 Hour)

A docent from the Japanese American Citizens' League screens the documentary film “Blossoms and Thorns”, about Richmond's pre- and post-war community of flowers and nursery garden owners, and shares from their experiences in a WWII internment camp.

 


Fridays

Rosie Meet and Greet

Date(s): 12/21, 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22 
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM & 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Most Fridays, a group of civilian WWII docents share their stories in an informal setting at the Visitor Center. Here is your chance to ask the experts—real Rosies from the Kaiser shipyards—about life and work on the WWII American Home Front!

Rationing on the Home Front

Date(s): 1/18, 2/15
Time: 12:30 PM (30 minutes)
 
During WWII, Americans were asked to sacrifice in support of the troops, and this was evident daily at the dinner table. Listen to stories about the Federal Government’s rationing program and how it affected families on the Home Front.

Saturdays

“Of Lost Conversations” (Reservations Required)*

Date(s): 12/22, 12/29, 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23
Time: 2:00 PM (1 Hour)

Park Ranger Betty Soskin discusses her experience as a young African American woman in Richmond during WWII. *Reservations for seats must be made in advance, by phone. Please call (510) 232-5050 x0. For groups larger than 24 visitors, special arrangements are required.

Henry J. Kaiser: “Build ‘Em by the Mile and Cut ‘Em off by the Yard”

Date(s): 1/26, 2/23
Time: 3:30 PM (1 hour)
 
Join author Steve Gilford for a presentation about the extraordinary life of ship builder Henry J. Kaiser, an industrialist who was a loyal friend to (organized) labor

Sundays

Rosie the Riveter Memorial – A Closer Look

Date(s): 1/6, 2/3
Time: Drop-in from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Visit Marina Bay Park (Melville Square), site of the Rosie the Riveter Memorial—a very thoughtful public art sculpture of a World War II cargo ship under construction along a 450-foot timeline. A docent will be available for one hour to answer questions and introduce the memorial. (Rain Cancels)

Bay Trail Walk

Date(s): 1/13, 2/10
Time: 2:00 PM (1 hour)

Take a leisurely one hour stroll along the Bay Trail and explore the home front history landscape.  (Rain Cancels)

A Second Gold Rush: Migration to California, 1940-45

Date(s): 1/20
Time: 2:00pm (1 hour)
 
Join UC Berkeley Professor of History Emeritus Thomas Metcalf for a presentation about how the unprecedented migration during WWII created the California we know today.
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Located in Richmond California, Rosie the Riveter Trust is the nonprofit partner building a community of support for the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park. (RORI)

For information about RORI programs and events, please visit the Park's website or call 510-232-5050 x 0.

Our Mission

Rosie the Riveter Trust seeks to inspire current and future generations with the "We Can Do It" spirit and values that energized the World War II Home Front and transformed American government, industry, society, and culture.

The History

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In 1997, a group of Richmond citizens formed the Rosie the Riveter Memorial Committee to create a memorial that would honor the women who had worked on the home front during the war. The committee brought together a coalition of supporters to fund the creation of a permanent landscape sculpture and the City of Richmond sponsored an open design competition to select a design team. In October 2000, the Committee dedicated the sculpture in Marina Bay—a former Kaiser shipyard from World War II—with several hundred “Rosies” in attendance.

Local leaders formed the Rosie the Riveter Trust, and worked with Congressman George Miller seeking Congressional authorization for a feasibility study to determine whether a national park could be established. Congressman Miller then carried legislation and President William Clinton signed the bill that established the Rosie the Riveter/Home Front National Historical Park on October 24, 2000.

A Sample Of Our Achievements

Since the park’s formation, the Rosie the Riveter Trust and National Park service have worked to designate important historical sites, preserve and restore sites and artifacts, and create many more opportunities for visitor access and education about this catalytic and vitally important era in U.S. history.

The Trust has been instrumental in helping to establish the Rosie the Riveter Memorial and park, in re-locating important artifacts like the huge Whirley Crane at Shipyard 3, and in completing a $9 million renovation of the historic Maritime Childcare Center, which won a LEED Gold for Schools award and now operates as a living part of the park. In May 2012, the Trust also supported the opening of of the new Visitor Center next to the Ford Assembly Plant, and a Visitor Gift Shop operated by the Trust. Other successes have included development of important youth programs like Rosie’s Girls, a free summer camp for at-risk girls, modeled on the courageous women who tackled hands-on jobs during WWII and in the process, broke barriers for women in the workforce.

 

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Board

The Trust's board of directors and national park liaison.

Publications

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Staff

Meet Marsha Mather-Thrift, the executive director.

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Volunteer

Volunteers help support the park in many ways, through work as a docent, office help, facilities maintenance help, photography, gift store assistance and more.

If you are interested in volunteering and can commit to a schedule, please fill out the volunteer sign-up form and mail it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by postal mail to Rosie the Riveter, Attn: Volunteer Coordinator, PO Box 71126, Richmond CA 94807-1126.

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Mark Cameron is a litigation shareholder in Miller Starr Regalia’s Walnut Creek office. Over the past 48 years Miller Starr Regalia has earned its reputation in California as a leading real estate law firm.

Mark Cameron has over 30 years of experience in California as a litigator, strategist, and negotiator of complex multi-party disputes. He is experienced in the enforcement of contracts and law concerning commercial lending, construction, insurance, environmental rights and obligations, general business, and real estate. Mark has represented major lenders, developers, contractors, court-appointed receivers, wineries, hotel owners, insureds, and many high net-worth owners of businesses and real estate assets. Over the past 12 years Mark has updated and authored two chapters, Defective Construction and Receivers, in the well-recognized legal treatise Miller & Starr California Real Estate Third published by Thomson West.

Mark received his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He received his M.A. and his B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Davis.

As a Board member, Mark strongly supports the mission of Rosie the Riveter Trust and believes there is unusual potential and power in this particular past to inspire good works in current and future generations.

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Thomas K. Butt, FAIA is an architect and president of Interactive Resources, a Richmond, California, architecture, engineering and planning firm. In addition to providing a wide range of consulting services, Interactive Resources is a developer of urban infill real estate projects.

Since 1995, he has served on the Richmond City Council, including a year as vice-mayor in 2002. He has a keen interest in seeing the Rosie the Riveter WW II Home Front National Historical Park succeed, having taken a leadership position in lobbying Congress, authoring much of the local legislation relating to Richmond’s partnership position and to historic preservation in general. Tom is active in many organizations relating to architecture, construction and historic preservation, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

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Jane A. Bartke brings to the Trust her deep experience in two vital fields, community leadership, and education. Jane as served on the El Cerrito City Council and as Mayor for two terms.

In the community, Jane served two terms on the El Cerrito City Council, including two terms as Mayor. She has also served as Chair of the Contra Costa Mayors Conference and represented Contra Costa cities on the Executive Board of the Association of Bay Area Governments, chairing its Legislative & Government Committee for eight years. She also chaired the Administrative Services committee of the state-wide League of California Cities. Jane’s community endeavors, include having been President of the Junior Women’s Club, chair of the city Parks & Recreation Commission, President of Soroptomists, President of the honorary teachers’ sorority, and founder and current President of the El Cerrito Community Foundation. She has served on the board of the YWCA, and as President of the county-wide National Women’s Political Caucus. She has been honored as El Cerrito’s Woman of the Year. She was recently honored by being placed on the El Cerrito Wall of Fame, one of only a few citizens so honored.

Jane’s education credentials include a life-time credential to teach kindergarten through 12th grade and more than 30 years of classroom teaching in local public schools. Her innovative classroom ideas won her the “Teaching Excellence Award” from the West Contra Costa Education Fund.

Jane also brings memories of her mother as a warden during WWII, and remembers the rationing and coupons used to buy basic essentials.

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The company gave new meaning to Rosie's famed slogan, "We can do it!"

Bowing to a 24-hour publicity firestorm, Swiffer, the Proctor & Gamble-owned cleaning company, on Tuesday announced it would pull an ad that had been widely condemned as offensive for recasting the iconic image of Rosie the Riveter as a sexed-up homemaker.

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The Park and Trust are collaborating in many ways to "green" Richmond and seed Victory Gardens throughout the City. Here are just a few examples on a growing list.

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Reading about history isn't the same thing as talking to the people who made it.

And that's exactly what visitors to the national park in Richmond can do from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Friday.

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We at Rosie The Riveter Trust are committed to respecting your online privacy and recognize your need for appropriate protection and management of any personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") you share with us.

Rosie The Riveter Trust has established this Online Privacy Policy so that you can understand the care with which we intend to treat your Personal Information.

Personal Information means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a home or other physical address and an email address or other contact information, whether at work or at home. In general, you can visit Rosie The Riveter Trust's Web pages without telling us who you are or revealing any Personal Information about yourself.

If you choose to provide us with your Personal Information on the Web, we may transfer that Information within Rosie The Riveter Trust or to Rosie The Riveter Trust's third-party service providers, across borders, and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world.

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Rosie The Riveter Trust does not intend to transfer Personal Information without your consent to third parties who are not bound to act on Rosie The Riveter Trust's behalf unless such transfer is legally required. Similarly, it is against Rosie The Riveter Trust's policy to sell Personal Information collected online without consent.


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We are committed to privacy and support current industry initiatives to preserve individual privacy rights on the Internet. Protecting your privacy online is an evolving area, and Rosie The Riveter Trust's Web sites are constantly evolving to meet these demands.

If you have any comments or questions regarding our Online Privacy Policy, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. While we cannot guarantee privacy perfection, we will address any issue to the best of our abilities as soon as possible.


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By using this Web site, you consent to the terms of our Online Privacy Policy and to Rosie The Riveter Trust's processing of Personal Information for the purposes given above as well as those explained where Rosie The Riveter Trust collects Personal Information on the Web. Should the Online Privacy Policy change, we intend to take every reasonable step to ensure that these changes are brought to your attention by posting all changes prominently on our web site for a reasonable period of time.

 

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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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