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.

As the National Park Service celebrates its centennial anniversary, the local arm of a nationwide initiative aims to bring every fourth-grader in Richmond to the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park for a field trip in 2016.

Betty Reid Soskin, the famous 94-year-old National Park Service ranger who introduced President Obama at last year’s National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, is scheduled to speak at the Rosie the Riveter Trust‘s annual benefit dinner April 9 in Richmond.

RICHMOND -- National Park Service Ranger Betty Reid Soskin and veteran TV host Doug McConnell will be the featured speakers at the annual Rosie the Riveter Trust benefit dinner on April 9.

The fire broke out shortly after 2 a.m. in Dormitory O, a segregated housing unit for Kaiser Shipyard workers at 11th Street and Potrero Avenue in Richmond.

A city housing authority patrolman, seeing the flames, fired shots in the air to awaken the inhabitants. Fire crews arriving on scene found the nearest hydrant rusted and useless.

An author who conducted research with black female migrants who worked in the Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond during World War II will discuss her work at a free program at 11 a.m. Feb. 20 at the Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center, 1414 Harbour Way South in Richmond.

Park Ranger Betty Reid Soskin lit up the stage at the National Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington, D.C., where she was invited to introduce President Obama on December 3rd, 2015. Ranger Soskin has inspired visitors to the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park and fans across the U.S. for years, sharing memories from her years as a young African-American woman working the Richmond shipyards during WWII.

Bay Area residents can catch the full ceremony on KQED at 7 PM PST on both Tuesday, December 15th and Sunday, December 20th. Visit the official site to see viewing times across the country throughout the month of December. The Trust congratulates Ranger Soskin for this wonderful recognition from the National Park Service!

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