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  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    Kleen Teens and Zoot Suits: The Rise of the Teenager

    Friday, February 12, 2016

    Greater independence, and defense plant salaries, forever changed America's ideas and attitudes towards young adults during the war years. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    Location:
    Visitor Education Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    Rosie Meet and Greet

    Friday, February 12, 2016

    Most Fridays, a group of civilian WWII docents share their stories in an informal setting at the Visitor Center. Here is your chance to ask the experts about life and work in the Richmond Shipyards. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM,1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Visitor Education Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    “Of Lost Conversations” (First Come – First Served Seating*)

    Saturday, February 13, 2016

    Ranger Betty Soskin discusses her experience as a young African American woman during WWII. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
    Location:
    Visitor Education Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    Rosie the Riveter Memorial – a closer look

    Sunday, February 14, 2016

    Drop by Marina Bay Park (Melville Square) to visit the Rosie the Riveter Memorial. More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    Rosie the Riveter Memorial
    Fees:
    Free
  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    “Of Lost Conversations” (First Come – First Served Seating*)

    Tuesday, February 16, 2016

    Ranger Betty Soskin discusses her experience as a young African American woman during WWII. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
    Location:
    Visitor Education Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    “Of Lost Conversations” (First Come – First Served Seating*)

    Tuesday, February 16, 2016

    Ranger Betty Soskin discusses her experience as a young African American woman during WWII. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
    Location:
    Visitor Education Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    Richmond Bus Tour with a Park Ranger (Reservations Required)

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    Hop aboard the National Park Service bus with a Park Ranger for an overview of the park sites located throughout the City of Richmond. Space is limited, reservations are required: call 510-232-5050 x0 for start time and location. More

    Time:
    10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    Visitor Education Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    “Of Lost Conversations” (First Come – First Served Seating*)

    Thursday, February 18, 2016

    Ranger Betty Soskin discusses her experience as a young African American woman during WWII. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    Location:
    Visitor Education Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    Blossoms and Thorns

    Thursday, February 18, 2016

    A docent from the Japanese American Citizens’ League screens the documentary, Blossoms and Thorns, about Richmond’s pre-and post-war community of Flower growers and nursery owners. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Visitor Education Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    Rationing on the Home Front

    Friday, February 19, 2016

    During WWII, Americans were asked to sacrifice in support of the troops, and this was evident daily at the dinner table. Learn about food rationing and share a sweet treat invented by wartime bakers. More

    Time:
    12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
    Location:
    Visitor Education Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    “Staging Migrations Toward an American West” (Reservations Required)

    Saturday, February 20, 2016

    Marta Effinger-Crichlow, chair and associate professor in the African American Studies Department at New York City College of Technology-CUNY, will discuss her book, “Staging Migrations." More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    Visitor Education Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    The Port Chicago Disaster and Aftermath

    Sunday, February 21, 2016

    What kinds of questions were sailors and civilians asking after ten million pounds of explosives blew up in Concord in 1944? More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Location:
    Visitor Education Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    What We Wore During the War

    Monday, February 22, 2016

    The war changed everything including fashions which changed to meet new needs. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Location:
    Visitor Education Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    “Of Lost Conversations” (First Come – First Served Seating*)

    Tuesday, February 23, 2016

    Ranger Betty Soskin discusses her experience as a young African American woman during WWII. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
    Location:
    Visitor Education Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    Henry J. Kaiser: “Build Em' by the Mile and Cut Em' off by the Yard”

    Saturday, February 27, 2016

    Join author Steve Gilford for a 45 minute presentation about the extraordinary life of ship builder Henry J. Kaiser, an industrialist who was a loyal friend to (organized) labor. More

    Time:
    3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
    Location:
    Visitor Education Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    Warbling through the War Years

    Monday, February 29, 2016

    World War II produced popular music from jitterbug to broken hearts, which we'll see and hear through samples from radio, records, and the movies. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
    Location:
    Visitor Education Center
    Fees:
    Free

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