Detour to Rosie The Riveter Memorial
The road connecting highway 580 to the Rosie the Riveter memorial is temporarily closed for construction of an underpass. In the meantime, refer to the "Directions" link under "Plan Your Visit" for detour information.
Installation of New Exhibits: April and May 2014
The visitor center will remain open 7 days a week during this time, however visitors will only be able to access the front desk, the bookstore and the downstairs theater. There will be loud construction noises during this time. More »
Kids! Collect stories about the Civil War and civil rights! The National Park Service is offering more than 500 trading cards to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Visit a park in person to earn a card (sorry, cards cannot be mailed). Ask a ranger or stop by the visitor center at a participating park. You can view all the cards online and discover stories from nearly 90 national parks in 31 states and the District of Columbia. You'll be surprised at what you will learn.
We Can Do It!
Many WWII propaganda posters encouraged unity and urgency to boost wartime production. Women, like this symbolic Rosie The Riveter, did tough jobs that many men doubted women could do. The riveters, welders, electricians, etc proved that women could do anything, and enlarge future choices for women in the workplace. The poster had a second life in the 1970s when women organized for their civil rights.
An Equal Right To Work
Welding crew in Kaiser Shipyard, Richmond, CA
Pioneer for Union Rights
Joe James, Welder at Marinship Sausalito, CA
Prisoners in their Own Land
Amy Oishi Takagi and Jean Takagi Kashima