Rosie The Riveter Trust - Items filtered by date: November 2016

President Obama is giving every fourth grader and their families in the U.S., including in West County, a free pass to visit all federally owned lands and waters for a year.

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Priscilla Elder, a Pinole resident and one of the group of original women war workers who relate their experiences each Friday at the Rosie the Riveter WWII/Home Front National Historical Park visitors center in Richmond, turned 96 today and was acknowledged by Richmond Mayor Tom Butt and other dignitaries at an event with National Park Service officials today at the Craneway Pavilion.

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Across the San Francisco Bay, among the old shipyards and retired car-assembly lines, stands the Home Front for World War II in Richmond, California. In the 1940s, this city welcomed a deluge of workers, more than 100,000, eager to help build ships, planes and military supplies to support the war effort.

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As the National Park Service celebrates its centennial anniversary, the local arm of a nationwide initiative aims to bring every fourth-grader in Richmond to the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park for a field trip in 2016.

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Betty Reid Soskin, the famous 94-year-old National Park Service ranger who introduced President Obama at last year’s National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, is scheduled to speak at the Rosie the Riveter Trust‘s annual benefit dinner April 9 in Richmond.

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RICHMOND -- National Park Service Ranger Betty Reid Soskin and veteran TV host Doug McConnell will be the featured speakers at the annual Rosie the Riveter Trust benefit dinner on April 9.

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The fire broke out shortly after 2 a.m. in Dormitory O, a segregated housing unit for Kaiser Shipyard workers at 11th Street and Potrero Avenue in Richmond.

A city housing authority patrolman, seeing the flames, fired shots in the air to awaken the inhabitants. Fire crews arriving on scene found the nearest hydrant rusted and useless.

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An author who conducted research with black female migrants who worked in the Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond during World War II will discuss her work at a free program at 11 a.m. Feb. 20 at the Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center, 1414 Harbour Way South in Richmond.

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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!

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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.

 

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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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