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.
Fairfax resident Phyllis Gould, 97, has proven that sending handwritten letters to politicians can, in fact, spark change. She’s going to keep writing, she said, until she sees a permanent “Rosie the Riveter Day” printed on calendars nationwide.
March 11, 2019 by Kaylin Peachey in National Park Foundation Blog
Marsha Mather-Thrift remembers the days when she was the only official staff member at Rosie the Riveter Trust: “We’ve grown since then, now we have three staff members!” Marsha, who started in 2010, and her staff are a small and powerful team. Together with the National Park Service, its board of directors, and a variety of partners, the trust has a commendable mission in Richmond, CA and across the U.S.: inspiring youth and preserving history at Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park.
By Mike Aldax in The Richmond Standard March 5, 2019
Richmond Mayor Tom Butt is recommending a name change for the new Richmond Ferry Terminal.
In his popular e-forum newsletter, the mayor called the current name, FT-RCH, unimaginative. The FT stands for ferry terminal, and RCH for Richmond.
By Mike Aldax published in The Richmond Standard
The excitement on the Richmond waterfront Thursday was palpable, as hundreds gathered to celebrate the launch of brand new ferry service to downtown San Francisco.
The first ferry left at 6:10 a.m. from the new $20 million terminal located next to The Craneway Pavilion at 1414 Harbour Way South. The ferry continued on to the San Francisco Ferry Building, a roughly 35-minute trip that was depicted in a flurry of photographs and video posted to social media. Richmond Mayor Tom Butt, credited as one of the ferry terminal’s champions, filmed what he called a smooth ride on a beautiful morning.
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!
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