Richmond appears to have brought home the Guinness World Record for gathering of girls and women dressed as Rosie the Riveter, having assembled a reported 2,265 Rosies at the Craneway Pavilion on Saturday.
RICHMOND -- There's a World Guinness Record for many things: Heaviest item lifted with glue (16 tons); most apples bobbed in one minute by a group of six (361); highest numbers of fingers and toes (28).
On Saturday, Richmond again became the home of a world record -- the highest number of people dressed as Rosie the Riveter to gather in one place.
They came from near and far—real Rosies, Rosie emulators, canine Rosies, baby Rosies and even male Rosies.
First it was 776 Rosies gathered in May of 2015 at the Willow Run Bomber factory in Ypsilanti, MI, then in August of 2015 1,085 Rosies claimed the record at the Rosie the Riveter Memorial in Richmond.
Thousands of women donning red bandannas and dark blue overalls gathered in Richmond, California, on Saturday to break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Rosie the Riveter.
RICHMOND (KPIX) — A sea of red, white and blue filled a waterfront pavilion in Richmond Saturday as hundreds of ‘Rosies’ tried to break a world record.
More details have been released regarding the highly-anticipated effort in Richmond this Saturday to recapture the Guinness World Record by gathering at least 5,000 Rosie the Riveter lookalikes at Craneway Pavilion.
At age 94, Betty Reid Soskin is a powerful voice for helping people process history while protecting historic spaces for future generations.
Local middle school students at the six-week Rosie’s Girls camp learned about the many future career opportunities available to them — particularly in jobs traditionally thought to have been exclusive to men — during a Career Day event at Kennedy High on Wednesday.
On Aug. 13, Richmond hopes to reclaim the Guinness World Record for largest ever gathering of Rosie the Riveter lookalikes, after a group in Michigan stole the title last year in what has shaped out to be a rather productive friendly rivalry.
WE DID IT!
On Saturday, August 13th, we broke the Guinness World Record for Most People Dressed as Rosie the Riveter in one place! We want to say a huge THANK YOU to all 2,229 Rosies of all ages who participated in this special day with us, and to all the partners who worked hard to make this day a success. A special thanks goes to the over 30 "real Rosies" who participated in the Rally, making the event that much more meaningful. The legacy of Rosie the Riveter continues to live on!
You can read more about the Rally on our News and Press page.
To see the best shots of the Rally, the wonderful Rosie parade down the San Francisco Bay Trail, and the Home Front Festival in Marina Bay Park, check out these fantastic photo galleries: