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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.

I’ve always loved Rosie the Riveter’s image, both in the original poster and in the Norman Rockwell version of her that appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post. She is strong, confident, curvaceous and capable. She is alone, not dependent on a man, and exudes self-sufficiency and pride. Rosie the Riveter exudes self-sufficiency and pride. Read about the Rosie the Riveter Museum here!

By Erin Baldassari| Bay Area News Group
PUBLISHED: January 4, 2019 at 6:15 am | UPDATED: January 9, 2019 at 8:54 pm
 

RICHMOND — For the first time in seven years, the Bay Area will inaugurate a new ferry route — part of an ambitious effort to harness one of the region’s most underutilized assets when it comes to getting people out of their cars: The San Francisco Bay.

Promising an alternative to the harrowing Interstate 80 grind from Hercules all the way down to the Bay Bridge, a new Richmond terminal will on Thursday begin offering weekday commuter service to San Francisco. It’s the latest upgrade in a series of expansions for the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA), also known as the San Francisco Bay Ferry, which runs routes from Vallejo, Oakland, Alameda and South San Francisco... 

Ultimately, the city and WETA would like to have weekend service to support events at the Craneway Pavilion and ferry tourists to the Rosie the Riveter-WWII Home Front National Historical Park.

 

Read the full article here

By Marsha Mather-Thrift

Posted to Marin Independent Journal: 


Who could “bring home the bacon and fry it up too?” Rosie the Riveter — that’s who!

Although many people know the wartime “Rosie” image, as well as the fact that women took on demanding non-traditional jobs, the multi-faceted role that women played during World War II is often forgotten.

Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity
March 15, 2018

Rosie the Riveter Trust
CONTACT: Marsha Mather-Thrift, Executive Director, 415-497-4236

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Feb. 28, 2018
Contact: Marsha Mather-Thrift: 510-507- 2276 or cell 415-497- 4236
Dee Amaden: 510-685- 0277 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
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