Rosie The Riveter Trust - Items filtered by date: November 2014

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Lynne Horiuchi is an architectural historian who received her Ph.D. in 2005 from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She taught for two years at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, in the Department or Architecture and has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley. She is currently writing a book, Dislocations and Relocations: Building Prison Cities for Japanese and Japanese Americans during World War II and editing a collection of essays with Tanu Sankalia on Bay Area development, Urban Reinventions: San Francisco's Treasure Island. She has published a number of articles on urban planning, low-cost housing, and community project development with a focus on art and architecture. She has been the recipient of a numerous prestigious awards such as The Bancroft Library Study Award from the University of California at Berkeley and the American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women. Her professional experience is in environmental planning and engineering at Caltrans specializing in cultural resource management. In addition she has served on numerous community planning boards, and she has developed educational projects with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the California Council for the Humanities.

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Diane Hedler, RN, MS, is National Director of Quality with Oakland-based Kaiser Permanente. Since 1988, Diane has held numerous positions throughout Kaiser Permanente. The scope of her current role encompasses working with senior executives and physician leaders in the eight operating regions of Kaiser Permanente.

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For the workers at Standard Oil, Ford, Kaiser, and other industries in Richmond, the war years were not business as usual. They required everyone to do their best...and then do a little better. F.A. Smith, the manager of the Standard Oil refinery said, "The impossible we can do. Miracles take longer...but just a little longer."

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Join us in August 2018 as we attempt to break the Guinness World Record for "The Largest Gathering of People Dressed as a Rosie the Riveter.” Enjoy live music, food trucks, vendors and much more!

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Save The Date: April 7, 2018 - Annual Benefit Dinner

The Rosie the Riveter Trust Board of Directors invites you to attend Growing a Rosie Future, our Annual Benefit Dinner 2018. This event will honor living Rosies and other home front workers who transformed American industry, society and culture, and help raise funds for our youth programs. Enjoy a special evening to benefit programs of the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park.

Join us at El Cerrito’s historic Berkeley Country Club on Saturday April 7, 2018, to enjoy a special homage to WWII’s Victory Gardens, as we commemorate the many ways ordinary people stepped up to overcome global challenge, and came together as a society. Meet surprise guests and help us raise funds to inspire new generations with vital historical knowledge and a 21st Century “We Can Do It” spirit. Early bird tickets are $180, available through the link below.

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RORI Visitor Education Center

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1414 Harbour Way South, Suite #3000 (Oil House) Richmond, CA 94804

Open daily: 10am-5pm | (510) 232-5050 x0
(Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day)

  • Visit the RORI website for up-to-date event and tour schedules: https://www.nps.gov/rori/planyourvisit/calendar.htm
  • Call the Visitor Center to confirm for special programs: (510) 232-5050 x0
  • For all Betty Reid Soskin programs: Tickets are available 1-hour before the start time, visitors must be present.Those without tickets will not be admitted per fire code regulations. There will be no Betty Reid Soskin programs 4/21-4/28.

Looking for Ranger Betty Reid Soskin Programs? Ranger Betty is cutting back on her Visitor Center programs and is taking some time off during this 2018 spring; we do expect her back on a regular program schedule this summer.

 


Mondays

The Port Chicago Disaster and Aftermath

Date(s): 3/26, 4/9
Time: 2:00 PM (30 minutes)

What kind of questions were sailors and civilians asking after ten million pounds of explosives blew up in Concord in 1944?

 


Tuesdays

“Of Lost Conversations” (First Come – First Served Seating)

Date(s): 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Park Ranger Betty Soskin discusses her experience as a young African American woman in Richmond during WWII. *Limited Seating for this popular program– Starting 1 hour prior to program seat numbers are issued at the front desk. Those without a number cannot be admitted.

 


Wednesdays

Richmond Bus Tour with a Park Ranger (Reservations Required)*

Date(s): 3/21, 4/18
Time: 10:30 AM (2 Hours)
Fees: Free

Hop aboard with a park ranger for an overview of the park sites located throughout the City of Richmond. A short tour of the Maritime Child Development Center is included. Bus leaves from the Visitor Education Center. *Space is limited, reservations are required: call 510-232-5050 x0

What We Wore During the War

Date(s): 3/21
Time: 2:00 PM (1 hour)

The war changed everything--including fashions which changed to meet new needs: leather, wool, and nylon were needed by our fighting forces, so we made do on the Home Front. We’ll have a look at the clothing worn by working men and women, children, and even Hollywood stars!

The Cartoon War: From Disney to Dr. Seuss

Date(s): 3/28
Time: 2:00 PM (1 hour)

Boosting morale during WWII took many forms--including comic books, editorial cartoons and movie cartoons. Experience some of the favorites enjoyed by kids, GIs, and workers on the Home Front.

Warbling through the War Years

Date(s): 4/18
Time: 2:00 PM (1 hour)

Dancing the jitterbug, laughing to silly tunes—and mending broken hearts: music during World War II helped us get through fearful times. We’ll see and hear how we listened through samples from radio, records, and the movies.

 


Thursdays

“Of Lost Conversations” (First Come – First Served Seating)

Date(s): 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5
Time: 11:00 AM (1 Hour)

Park Ranger Betty Soskin discusses her experience as a young African American woman in Richmond during WWII. Limited Seating for this popular program– Starting 1 hour prior to program seat numbers are issued at the front desk.

"Blossoms and Thorns"

Date(s): 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26
Time: 2:00 PM (1 Hour)

A docent from the Japanese American Citizens' League screens the documentary film “Blossoms and Thorns”, about Richmond's pre- and post-war community of flowers and nursery garden owners, and shares from their experiences in a WWII internment camp.

Spring Home Front Film Festival: “Everything is Illuminated” (2005)

Date(s): 3/15
Time: 7:00 PM (Boarding at 6:30 PM)
Location: Red Oak Victory Ship
Fees: $10 Donation Suggested

A young man from Chicago travels to Ukraine to and the woman who saved his grandfather’s life during WWII. He hires a local guide and during their journey together they discover things about themselves, each other and their families’ past. Film will be shown aboard the historic SS Red Oak Victory. For info and directions to the ship, please call 510-237-2933. Admission is free, but there is a suggested donation of $10 to help preserve and maintain the ship.

Spring Home Front Film Festival: “Das Boot” (1981)

Date(s): 4/19
Time: 7:00 PM (Boarding at 6:30 PM)
Location: Red Oak Victory Ship
Fees: $10 Donation Suggested

Considered one of the best submarine movies ever made, this may also be the best film from the German perspective of WWII. Film will be shown aboard the historic SS Red Oak Victory. For info and directions to the ship, please call 510-237-2933. Admission is free, but there is a suggested donation of $10 to help preserve and maintain the ship.

 


Fridays

Rationing on the Home Front

Date(s): 2/16
Time: 12:30 PM (30 minutes)

During WWII, Americans were asked to sacrifice in support of the troops, and this was evident daily at the dinner table. Listen to stories about the Federal Government’s rationing program and how it affected families on the Home Front.

Rosie Meet and Greet

Date(s): 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (2 hours) & 1:20 PM - 2:00 PM

Most Fridays, a group of civilian WWII docents share their stories in an informal setting at the Visitor Center. Here is your chance ask the experts—real Rosies from the Kaiser shipyards—about life and work on the WWII American Home Front!

Rationing on the Home Front

Date(s): 3/16, 4/13
Time: 12:30 PM (30 minutes)

During WWII, Americans were asked to sacrifice in support of the troops, and this was evident daily at the dinner table. Listen to stories about the Federal Government’s rationing program and how it affected families on the Home Front.

What We Wore During the War

Date(s): 4/6
Time: 2:30 PM (1 hour)

The war changed everything--including fashions which changed to meet new needs: leather, wool, and nylon were needed by our fighting forces, so we made do on the Home Front. We’ll have a look at the clothing worn by working men and women, children, and even Hollywood stars!

 


Saturdays

“Of Lost Conversations” (First Come – First Served Seating)

Date(s): 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7
Time: 2:00 PM (1 Hour)

Park Ranger Betty Soskin discusses her experience as a young African American woman in Richmond during WWII. Limited Seating for this popular program– Starting 1 hour prior to program seat numbers are issued at the front desk.

The Women Back Home (Reservations Required)

Date(s): 3/10
Time: 11:00 AM (1 Hour)

Using original letters, Catherine Ladnier and a few theater students from Mills College will explore the lives of the women on the home front as their men served their country overseas.

Henry J. Kaiser: “Build Em' by the Mile and Cut Em' off by the Yard”

Date(s): 3/31, 4/28
Time: 3:30 PM (60 minutes)

Join author Steve Gilford for a 45 minute presentation about the extraordinary life of ship builder Henry J. Kaiser, an industrialist who was a loyal friend to (organized) labor.

She Built Ships (Reservations Required)

Date(s): 4/14
Time: 11:00 AM (60 minutes)

Local author Jeane Slone will highlight stories of love, loss, prejudice, courage and sacrifice from her historical novel about the Richmond Home Front, the Port Chicago Explosion and the incarceration of Japanese Americans before, during and after WWII.

 


Sundays

Rosie the Riveter Memorial – a closer look

Date(s): 3/4, 4/1
Time: Drop-in from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM (1 hour - Rain Cancels)
Location: Marina Bay Park
Fees: Free

Drop by Marina Bay Park (Melville Square) to visit the Rosie the Riveter Memorial—a very thoughtful public art sculpture of a World War II cargo ship under construction along a 450-foot timeline. A docent will be available to answer questions and introduce the memorial.

Bay Trail Walk

Date(s): 3/11, 4/8
Time: 2:00 PM (1 hour - Rain Cancels)
Location: Visitor Center

Take a leisurly one-hour stroll along the Bay Trail and explore home front history with a park ranger.

A Second Gold Rush: Migration to California, 1940-45

Date(s): 3/18, 4/29
Time: 2:00 PM (1 hour)

Join UC Berkeley Professor of History Emeritus Thomas Metcalf for a presentation about how the unprecedented migration during WWII created the California we know today.

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Located in Richmond California, Rosie the Riveter Trust is the nonprofit partner building a community of support for the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park. (RORI)

For information about RORI programs and events, please visit the Park's website or call 510-232-5050 x 0.

Our Mission

Rosie the Riveter Trust seeks to inspire current and future generations with the "We Can Do It" spirit and values that energized the World War II Home Front and transformed American government, industry, society, and culture.

The History

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In 1997, a group of Richmond citizens formed the Rosie the Riveter Memorial Committee to create a memorial that would honor the women who had worked on the home front during the war. The committee brought together a coalition of supporters to fund the creation of a permanent landscape sculpture and the City of Richmond sponsored an open design competition to select a design team. In October 2000, the Committee dedicated the sculpture in Marina Bay—a former Kaiser shipyard from World War II—with several hundred “Rosies” in attendance.

Local leaders formed the Rosie the Riveter Trust, and worked with Congressman George Miller seeking Congressional authorization for a feasibility study to determine whether a national park could be established. Congressman Miller then carried legislation and President William Clinton signed the bill that established the Rosie the Riveter/Home Front National Historical Park on October 24, 2000.

A Sample Of Our Achievements

Since the park’s formation, the Rosie the Riveter Trust and National Park service have worked to designate important historical sites, preserve and restore sites and artifacts, and create many more opportunities for visitor access and education about this catalytic and vitally important era in U.S. history.

The Trust has been instrumental in helping to establish the Rosie the Riveter Memorial and park, in re-locating important artifacts like the huge Whirley Crane at Shipyard 3, and in completing a $9 million renovation of the historic Maritime Childcare Center, which won a LEED Gold for Schools award and now operates as a living part of the park. In May 2012, the Trust also supported the opening of of the new Visitor Center next to the Ford Assembly Plant, and a Visitor Gift Shop operated by the Trust. Other successes have included development of important youth programs like Rosie’s Girls, a free summer camp for at-risk girls, modeled on the courageous women who tackled hands-on jobs during WWII and in the process, broke barriers for women in the workforce.

 

Contact

Get in touch with us if you have questions or comments.

Board

The Trust's board of directors and national park liaison.

Publications

An archive of our newsletters.

Staff

Meet Marsha Mather-Thrift, the executive director.

Volunteer

Volunteers help support the park in many ways, through work as a docent, office help, facilities maintenance help, photography, gift store assistance and more.

If you are interested in volunteering and can commit to a schedule, please fill out the volunteer sign-up form and mail it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by postal mail to Rosie the Riveter, Attn: Volunteer Coordinator, PO Box 71126, Richmond CA 94807-1126.

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Mark Cameron is a litigation shareholder in Miller Starr Regalia’s Walnut Creek office. Over the past 48 years Miller Starr Regalia has earned its reputation in California as a leading real estate law firm.

Mark Cameron has over 30 years of experience in California as a litigator, strategist, and negotiator of complex multi-party disputes. He is experienced in the enforcement of contracts and law concerning commercial lending, construction, insurance, environmental rights and obligations, general business, and real estate. Mark has represented major lenders, developers, contractors, court-appointed receivers, wineries, hotel owners, insureds, and many high net-worth owners of businesses and real estate assets. Over the past 12 years Mark has updated and authored two chapters, Defective Construction and Receivers, in the well-recognized legal treatise Miller & Starr California Real Estate Third published by Thomson West.

Mark received his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He received his M.A. and his B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Davis.

As a Board member, Mark strongly supports the mission of Rosie the Riveter Trust and believes there is unusual potential and power in this particular past to inspire good works in current and future generations.

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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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