In The News

Check out a variety of press items on the park and our work.  Click the links below to enjoy recent articles and some that contribute to our history.

With personal protection equipment in high demand, women's group takes action - read article here.

Closed due to coronavirus, Easton purse manufacturer switches to making masks, other PPE - read article here

Lafayette’s DIY mask-makers at 1,400 made, 1,200 requests to go - read article here

‘Keep them safe!’: World War II-inspired posters remind you to stay inside and wash your hands - read article here.

Everyday people become local heroes in battle against pandemic - read article here

Buffalo Sewists Join the Fight - read article here

Inspired by World War II icon, Cherokee girls join 'war' effort - read article here

By Steve Long March 18, 2020 KEVN

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN-TV)- A Rapid City woman is 102 years old. It's hard to imagine how much has changed in her life that's already spanned more than a century.

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By Julia Ledoux March 16, 2020

Women could be found in just about every job there was in the United States during World War II -- working as welders, mechanics, pilots and more to fuel the war effort.

Now, bipartisan legislation that would create a memorial in Washington D.C. honoring the contributions of women on the home front during World War II has been introduced in both the Senate and House.

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East County Today March 11, 2020.

In observance of National Women’s History Month, Representatives Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA), Jared Huffman (D-CA), Jackie Speier (D-CA), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced a resolution to recognize March 21, 2020, as ‘National Rosie the Riveter Day’ to honor the millions of women who supported the war effort on the home front during World War II.

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Rosalind P. Walter was considered the first 'Rosie the Riveter' and inspired the 1942 song "Rosie the Riveter" by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb. To learn more about her time on the assembly line during WWII, click here.
Article written by Joseph Berger on March 4, 2020 for The New York Times.
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In this time of uncertainty, please reach out to us.  We want to know if you are okay and if you have the resources you need. Above all, we do not want you to feel isolated.  Please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 510-507-2276


In light of current concerns for everyone’s health and local government recommendations, we have rescheduled our 20th anniversary annual benefit dinner for August 30, 2020. We want to protect our community and especially not jeopardize our Rosies’ health (certainly our super stars of the event!).

I sincerely ask you to buy your tickets today. Rosie the Riveter Trust relies heavily on the funds raised from this annual dinner to keep our programs afloat and our park thriving. Our Board and I look forward to seeing you on August 30 - same time, same place!

My very best, 

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Sarah Pritchard, Executive Director 

PS. If you do not know if you can come and could send a donation, we would be most grateful. Your financial contributions support the day-to-day operations of the Trust and our ability to offer park access to youth and special programming. Thank you!