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.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Grand Floral Parade 2019 Portland, OR

If you live in the Portland, Orgeon area, be sure to check out IBEW Local 48 in the Grand Floral Parade on June 8th.

There will be Rosies galore!

For more inforamtion, check out Local 48's Facebook page here

By Matthew Pera Published on Marin Independent Journal 

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.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

We Can Do It with the Trust

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.

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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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DEAR ROSIE’S AND FAMILY OF ROSIES 

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

DINNER RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST 30

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!