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  • Bay Trail Walk

    Sunday, February 1, 2015

    Take a one hour leisurely stroll along the Bay Trail and explore home front history with a park ranger. More

  • Love During Wartime

    Monday, February 2, 2015

    Learn how couples bridged the miles through correspondence during WWII. View images of love letters and 1940s Valentine cards from the park's museum collection. More

  • Warbling through the War Years

    Monday, February 2, 2015

    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

  • Play Hard in the Shipyard!

    Tuesday, February 3, 2015

    Wondering how the shipyard workers spent their free time? From friendly competitions, to intramural sports, the home front workers knew how to have a good time! Join us to learn more about the recreational lifestyles of World War II shipyard workers! More

  • “Of Lost Conversations”: Ranger Talk by Betty Soskin

    Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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

  • Richmond Bus Tour with Ranger Betty Soskin (RESERVATION ONLY)

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015

    Board the bus with ranger Betty Soskin to visit key park sites while reflecting on African Americans’ home front experiences. Space is limited, reservations are required: call 510-232-5050 x0 for start time and location. More

  • “Of Lost Conversations”: Ranger Talk by Betty Soskin

    Thursday, February 5, 2015

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

  • Blossoms and Thorns

    Thursday, February 5, 2015

    A docent from the Japanese American Citizens League screens the documentary “Blossoms and Thorns”, and shares their experiences in a WWII Japanese American internment camp. More

  • Rosie Meet and Greet!

    Friday, February 6, 2015

    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 on the WWII American Home Front. More

  • Rationing on the Home Front

    Friday, February 6, 2015

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

  • Tin Cans and Bacon Grease

    Saturday, February 7, 2015

    Discover how Americans recycling efforts helped to win the war. Program starts downstairs in the theater with a short film, and moves outdoors weather permitting. More

  • Vintage Valentine Crafts for Families

    Saturday, February 7, 2015

    Bring your kids for Valentine arts and crafts using recycled and everyday household materials materials in the Visitor Center classroom. Take a break for lunch and return for a talk on love letters from WWII in the theater at 3 PM. More

  • “Of Lost Conversations”: Ranger Talk by Betty Soskin

    Saturday, February 7, 2015

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

  • Love During Wartime

    Saturday, February 7, 2015

    Learn how couples bridged the miles through correspondence during WWII. View images of love letters and 1940s Valentine cards from the park's museum collection. More

  • Bay Trail Walk

    Sunday, February 8, 2015

    Take a one hour leisurely stroll along the Bay Trail and explore home front history with a park ranger. More

  • The Port Chicago Disaster and Aftermath

    Sunday, February 8, 2015

    What kinds of questions were sailors and civilians asking after 1 million pounds of explosives blew up in Concord in 1944? More

  • Warbling through the War Years

    Monday, February 9, 2015

    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

  • Play Hard in the Shipyard!

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015

    Wondering how the shipyard workers spent their free time? From friendly competitions, to intramural sports, the home front workers knew how to have a good time! Join us to learn more about the recreational lifestyles of World War II shipyard workers! More

  • “Of Lost Conversations”: Ranger Talk by Betty Soskin

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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

  • Love During Wartime

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015

    Learn how couples bridged the miles through correspondence during WWII. View images of love letters and 1940s Valentine cards from the park's museum collection. More

  • The Port Chicago Disaster and Aftermath

    Wednesday, February 11, 2015

    What kinds of questions were sailors and civilians asking after 1 million pounds of explosives blew up in Concord in 1944? More

  • “Of Lost Conversations”: Ranger Talk by Betty Soskin

    Thursday, February 12, 2015

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

  • Blossoms and Thorns

    Thursday, February 12, 2015

    A docent from the Japanese American Citizens League screens the documentary “Blossoms and Thorns”, and shares their experiences in a WWII Japanese American internment camp. More

  • Rosie Meet and Greet!

    Friday, February 13, 2015

    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 on the WWII American Home Front. More

  • Tin Cans and Bacon Grease

    Saturday, February 14, 2015

    Discover how Americans recycling efforts helped to win the war. Program starts downstairs in the theater with a short film, and moves outdoors weather permitting. More

  • Play Hard in the Shipyard!

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015

    Wondering how the shipyard workers spent their free time? From friendly competitions, to intramural sports, the home front workers knew how to have a good time! Join us to learn more about the recreational lifestyles of World War II shipyard workers! More

  • “Of Lost Conversations”: Ranger Talk by Betty Soskin

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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

  • Love During Wartime

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015

    Learn how couples bridged the miles through correspondence during WWII. View images of love letters and 1940s Valentine cards from the park's museum collection. More

  • Richmond Bus Tour with Ranger Betty Soskin (RESERVATION ONLY)

    Wednesday, February 18, 2015

    Board the bus with ranger Betty Soskin to visit key park sites while reflecting on African Americans’ home front experiences. Space is limited, reservations are required: call 510-232-5050 x0 for start time and location. More

  • “Of Lost Conversations”: Ranger Talk by Betty Soskin

    Thursday, February 19, 2015

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

  • Blossoms and Thorns

    Thursday, February 19, 2015

    A docent from the Japanese American Citizens League screens the documentary “Blossoms and Thorns”, and shares their experiences in a WWII Japanese American internment camp. More

  • Rosie Meet and Greet!

    Friday, February 20, 2015

    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 on the WWII American Home Front. More

  • Rationing on the Home Front

    Friday, February 20, 2015

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

  • “Of Lost Conversations”: Ranger Talk by Betty Soskin

    Saturday, February 21, 2015

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

  • Warbling through the War Years

    Monday, February 23, 2015

    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

  • Play Hard in the Shipyard!

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015

    Wondering how the shipyard workers spent their free time? From friendly competitions, to intramural sports, the home front workers knew how to have a good time! Join us to learn more about the recreational lifestyles of World War II shipyard workers! More

  • “Of Lost Conversations”: Ranger Talk by Betty Soskin

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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

  • Love During Wartime

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015

    Learn how couples bridged the miles through correspondence during WWII. View images of love letters and 1940s Valentine cards from the park's museum collection. More

  • Blossoms and Thorns

    Thursday, February 26, 2015

    A docent from the Japanese American Citizens League screens the documentary “Blossoms and Thorns”, and shares their experiences in a WWII Japanese American internment camp. More

  • Rosie Meet and Greet!

    Friday, February 27, 2015

    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 on the WWII American Home Front. More

  • “Of Lost Conversations”: Ranger Talk by Betty Soskin

    Saturday, February 28, 2015

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

  • From Coveralls to Zoot Suits: The Lives of Mexican American Women on the Home Front

    Saturday, February 28, 2015

    Professor Elizabeth Escobedo discusses how, as war workers and volunteers, dance hostesses and zoot suiters, respectable young ladies and rebellious daughters, young Mexican American women used wartime conditions to serve the United States. More

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