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  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    8th Annual Home Front Film Festival

    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Location: SS Red Oak Victory Ship
    Thursday, August 25, 2016

    August 25th: “The Canterville Ghost” (1944) starring Charles Laughton, Robert Young. The WWII version of the Oscar Wilde story about cowardice, bravery and redemption, complete with American jazz and a darling Margaret O’Brien.

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

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Education Center
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, August 25, 2016

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

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  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    100 Years of Service!

    • Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
    • Location: Visitor Education Center
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, August 25, 2016

    The National Park Service is celebrating our Centennial! Join us to commemorate this occasion by discussing America’s best idea, and discover all the NPS has to offer through the Find Your Park initiative.

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  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    Blossoms and Thorns

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 AM
    • Location: Visitor Education Center
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, August 25, 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, and shares from their experiences in a WWII internment camp.

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  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    Rosie Meet and Greet

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM,1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Education Center
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, August 26, 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.

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  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

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

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Education Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 27, 2016

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

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  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    100 Years of Service!

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    • Location: Visitor Education Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 27, 2016

    The National Park Service is celebrating our Centennial! Join us to commemorate this occasion by discussing America’s best idea, and discover all the NPS has to offer through the Find Your Park initiative.

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  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

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

    • Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
    • Location: Visitor Education Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 27, 2016

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

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  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    Bay Trail Walk

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Education Center
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, August 28, 2016

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

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  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

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

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Education Center
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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

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  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    From D-Day to VJ-Day

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Education Center
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    The last year of the war was marked with powerful events: the invasion of France, the Battle of the Bulge, the A-Bombs, and ultimately victory in Europe and the Pacific.

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    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Education Center
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    Kaiser Permanente historian Lincoln Cushing will discuss Henry J. Kaiser’s innovative support systems for his shipyard workers, including child care centers, housing, transportation, and health care

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  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    Richmond Bus Tour with a Park Ranger (Reservations Required)

    • Time: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: Visitor Education Center
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    Hop aboard with a park ranger for an overview of the park sites located throughout the City of Richmond. A short tour of the Maritime Child Development Center is included.

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Richmond, CA 94804

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