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.

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! Read more about the event, including interviews with Ranger Soskin, on our news and press page.


Betty Reid Soskin is 94, which makes her the oldest active ranger in the National Park Service. She may also be the most jet-setting resident of the city.

A 94-year-old Bay Area treasure will light the National Christmas tree at the White House.

The oldest U.S. full-time park ranger, who made headlines when she complained that the national furlough was keeping her at home and off the job, was asked to light the national Christmas tree and introduce President Barack Obama.

A 94-year-old San Francisco Bay area U.S. park ranger says she has been asked to light the National Christmas tree at the White House.

Betty Reid Soskin — the famous park ranger at the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond — has been invited to introduce President Barack Obama at the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Dec. 3.

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