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Contact: Lucien Sonder, 510-232-5050 Ext. 6622
(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.
The creation of the exhibit was a collaboration of Bay Area quilt enthusiasts, arts organizations, museums, and historical associations, The Rosie the Riveter Trust, and National Park Service staff and volunteers.
The quilts were initially exhibited at the Craneway Pavilion in March 2014, during "Voices in Cloth," the Bay Area's premier quilt show produced biennially by the East Bay Heritage Quilters. As a result of the popularity of the first call, the committee issued a second call for quilts, some of which will be on public display for the first time at the park's Visitor Education Center. A selection of quilts was also exhibited at the Richmond Museum of History earlier this summer.
Join us on Saturday, August 30th, 2014 at 11 a.m. for an hour-long opening event in the building's theater. Quilters will be present to talk about their memories and inspirations. Subsequent public programs with featured quilters will take place on Saturday, October 11th and Saturday, November 15th at 11 AM. For more information about the events, or to RSVP to reserve your seat for any of the 3 programs, please call 510-232-5050 x0.