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April 03, 2015
NPS Commemorates the 150th Anniversary of The End of The Civil War
For the past four years, the National Park Service and many other organizations and individuals have been commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War and the continuing efforts for human rights today. On April 9, 1865, Union General Ulysses S. Grant met Confederate General Robert E. Lee to set terms of surrender of Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. In commemoration of this historic event, the SS Red Oak Victory Ship will blow the ship’s whistle for 4 minutes. Each minute represents the end of four years of bloodshed during the Civil War.

March 18, 2015
Japanese Traditional Performing Arts Celebrated in New Film
(Richmond, CA) – On April 10 and 11, the National Park Service will host a screening of a new documentary film called “Hidden Legacy: Japanese Traditional Performing Arts in the World War II Internment Camps.” The film will be screened at 2 PM on both dates, at the Visitor Education Center of Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, CA.

February 23, 2015
Documentary Film Presents Therapist's Work with Japanese American Adults Born into Incarceration during WWII
On March 20 and 21st, the National Park Service invites the public to the Visitor Education Center of Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park for 2 free screenings of a documentary film called “Children of the Camps.”

February 03, 2015
Author Elizabeth Escobedo to Discuss the Lives of Mexican American Women on the World War Two Home Front
Elizabeth R. Escobedo, author of From Coveralls to Zoot Suits: The Lives of Mexican American Women on the World War II Home Front, will be speaking at the Visitor Education Center of Rosie the Riveter/WWI Home Front National Historical Park on Saturday February 28th.

January 14, 2015
Valentine-themed Programs at Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center
Kids and families are invited to join National Park Service rangers for Valentine-themed arts and crafts on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center, part of Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, CA. This free program will begin at 10:00am, with craft projects running until 1:00pm. The Valentine crafts will use recycled and everyday household items, similar to crafts that children used to make during the World War II years.

December 12, 2014
Rosie the Riveter Visitor Center Closed Due to Flood Damage
(Richmond, CA) –The Visitor Education Center at Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park at 1414 Harbour Way South, suite 3000 will be closed Saturday, December 13 through December 15, 2014 due to storm-related damage from the recent rains. In addition, all scheduled programs this weekend are cancelled. Staff, are working to resolve flooding and safety issues and we hope to be open and resume all programs by Tuesday December 16.

October 31, 2014
National Park Service Hosts "Get Active on the Bay Trail: A Victory for Health"
(Richmond, CA)--Visitors of all ages and fitness levels are invited to join National Park Service rangers for outdoor fitness and fun at 10 AM on Saturday, November 15th and December 13th, 2014, at the Rosie the Riveter Memorial, in Richmond, CA, part of Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park. The Memorial is located in Marina Bay Park, at the intersection of Marina Bay Parkway and Melville Square.

September 20, 2014
National Park Service Hosts "Spooktacular" Arts and Crafts Event at Historic Maritime Center
Kids and families are invited to join National Park Service rangers for Halloween-themed arts and crafts on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at the historic Maritime Center, part of Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, CA. This free, three-hour program will begin at noon, with craft projects running until 2:30pm. The Halloween crafts will use recycled and everyday household items, similar to crafts that children used to make during the World War II years.

September 10, 2014
Film Festival Presents Turning Points of World War II
The National Park Service (NPS) and the Richmond Museum Association are pleased to continue the popular film series partnership aboard the SS Red Oak Victory, a beautifully restored cargo ship built in Richmond during World War II. The ship is berthed in historic Shipyard #3 at 1337 Canal Blvd., Berth 6A, in Richmond, CA.

August 21, 2014
WWII Home Front Memories Stitched in Cloth
(Richmond, CA)— Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit, “Quilts About the Home Front” at the park’s Visitor Education Center. A total of 45 quilts, as well as the personal stories which accompany the artworks, will be displayed on a rotating basis in the basement gallery between August 30 through December 31, 2014.

June 03, 2014
6th Annual Home Front Film Festival
Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park and the Richmond Museum of History Association will present the 6thAnnual WWII Home Front Film Festival on Thursdays in June, July and August, 2014. The film festival will feature popular, full-length movies that were shown on the Home Front during the WWII period.

May 14, 2014
New Exhibits Revealed at Visitor Education Center
The National Park Service will unveil new exhibits on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at the Visitor Education Center of Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, CA.

March 05, 2014
NPS Seeking LGBT WWII Stories
Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park has been tasked with preserving the stories and artifacts associated with the civilian American World War II Home Front. Since 2000, when the park was established, many stories and artifacts relating to life in the 1940’s have been donated to the park.

February 26, 2014
Womens History Month
One of America’s original “Rosie the Riveters,” who is still building airplanes at age 94, will be making a special appearance this Saturday, March 1, from 1 to 3 PM at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front Historical Park in Richmond, CA.

February 14, 2014
National Park Service Announces Installation Schedule for New Exhibits in Richmond
(Richmond, CA)—“Welcome, and please pardon our dust,” the rangers will soon be saying at Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park. The park is pleased to announce that the installation of brand new permanent interpretive exhibits will begin on Saturday, March 1, 2014 in the Visitor Education Center.

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