Rosie The Riveter Trust - Items filtered by date: November 2015

With the launch of the new Richmond Ferry Terminal, it is now easier than ever to get to Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park! 

In addition to the ferry, there are a few options for getting back to San Francisco. You can jump on the number 74 bus and take that to BART or transfer to a Transbay Service bus.  

For information on the Richmond Ferry Terminal (including fare, ferry times, parking and more) click here

For information on the bus line/AC Transit click here

For information on the Transbay Service bus click here

We are excited about the new Richmond Terminal and look forward to hearing about everyone's adventures across the bay waters! 

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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.

Published in In The News

By Rachel from Rachel's Ruminations www.rachelsruminations.com 

 

When I heard about a museum dedicated to Rosie the Riveter, I had to see it. 

Who was Rosie the Riveter?

The name “Rosie the Riveter,” according to Wikipedia, was first used in a 1942 hit song, praising an assembly line worker helping in the war effort. The popular image of Rosie the Riveter stems from a World War II propaganda ad, used to recruit women to work in factories to support the war effort. The model was Rose Will Monroe, who worked as a riveter at a factory in Michigan.

I’ve always loved Rosie the Riveter’s image, both in the original poster and in the Norman Rockwell version of her that appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post. She is strong, confident, curvaceous and capable. She is alone, not dependent on a man, and exudes self-sufficiency and pride. Rosie the Riveter exudes self-sufficiency and pride. Read about the Rosie the Riveter Museum here!

Published in In The News
By Erin Baldassari| Bay Area News Group
PUBLISHED: January 4, 2019 at 6:15 am | UPDATED: January 9, 2019 at 8:54 pm
 

RICHMOND — For the first time in seven years, the Bay Area will inaugurate a new ferry route — part of an ambitious effort to harness one of the region’s most underutilized assets when it comes to getting people out of their cars: The San Francisco Bay.

Promising an alternative to the harrowing Interstate 80 grind from Hercules all the way down to the Bay Bridge, a new Richmond terminal will on Thursday begin offering weekday commuter service to San Francisco. It’s the latest upgrade in a series of expansions for the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA), also known as the San Francisco Bay Ferry, which runs routes from Vallejo, Oakland, Alameda and South San Francisco... 

Ultimately, the city and WETA would like to have weekend service to support events at the Craneway Pavilion and ferry tourists to the Rosie the Riveter-WWII Home Front National Historical Park.

 

Read the full article here

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By Marsha Mather-Thrift

Posted to Marin Independent Journal: 


Who could “bring home the bacon and fry it up too?” Rosie the Riveter — that’s who!

Although many people know the wartime “Rosie” image, as well as the fact that women took on demanding non-traditional jobs, the multi-faceted role that women played during World War II is often forgotten.

Published in In The News

Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity
March 15, 2018

Rosie the Riveter Trust
CONTACT: Marsha Mather-Thrift, Executive Director, 415-497-4236

Published in In The News
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Feb. 28, 2018
Contact: Marsha Mather-Thrift: 510-507- 2276 or cell 415-497- 4236
Dee Amaden: 510-685- 0277 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Published in In The News

FEBRUARY 16, 2018

Betty Reid Soskin’s lectures at Richmond’s Rosie the Riveter Museum have garnered her national attention, including a visit with President Obama in 2015. Soskin’s talks reflect on the oft-overlooked African-American wartime experience and how opportunities for black women have changed throughout her lifetime. Now the 96-year-old has written a memoir, “Sign My Name to Freedom,” documenting her history as a political activist, musician and entrepreneur. A longtime resident of the East Bay, Soskin illustrates how the Bay Area laid the groundwork for the national civil rights movement.

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RICHMOND — During World War II, Sue Gaiser Graham worked on Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bombers, aircraft that helped the Allies win the war. Soon, her work coveralls will go on display at Richmond’s Rosie the Riveter Park, donated by her son and daughter-in-law.

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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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