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.
By Ian Thompson in Daily Republic: Solano County's New Source
When Kay Morrison first walked to the union hall to get a job working at the Kaiser Shipyards in mid-1942, she was greeted by the sign in the window that read “No Women or Blacks Wanted.”
By Chris Bulfinch , Coin World Published : 04/20/19
In early spring, legislation introduced in the 116th Congress included several bills proposing gold medals honoring military and wartime heroes.
The Mexican pilots of Escuadron 201, Rosie the Riveter, and soldiers who defended Bataan and Corregidor in the Philippines during World War II were advanced for honors.
By Community Contributor in Daily Republic: Solano County's New Source
The Peña Adobe Historical Society will host members from the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park at the Peña Adobe Park in Vacaville, on Saturday May 4, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The park is located in Vacaville at Peña Adobe Road off Interstate 80 to the left of Lagoon Valley Regional Park’s entrance.
The Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park was established in Richmond, California in 2000. This National Park tells the story of the Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond which produced 747 ships during World War II with the largest number of people in the history of our country working at war jobs out of a sense of patriotic duty. During World War II six million women entered the workforce and became known as “Rosie the Riveter”. Her “We Can Do It” motto came to symbolize all women workers.
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.
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.