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.
6th Annual Home Front Film Festival
(Richmond, CA) –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. Six movies will be screened aboard the SS Red Oak Victory, a beautifully restored ship built in Richmond during World War II. The ship is located in historic Shipyard #3, where thousands of Americans labored to build 747 ships over the course of the war.
Ship address: 1337 Canal Blvd., Berth 6A, in Richmond. For directions to the shipyard, call 510-237-2933 or visit http://www.ssredoakvictory.com/contact.htm Boarding is at 6:30 pm and the films begin at 7. There is a requested donation to board the ship and enjoy ship exhibits prior to the film. Please note: the ship is not ADA accessible. Visitors must be able to climb gangplank (40 feet, of stairs with railings) and steep steps once aboard ship. Popcorn and refreshments will be available for purchase. A National Park Service ranger will provide an introduction to the films in the context of the WWII home front.