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 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.
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.