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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, July 29, 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, July 30, 2016

    Park 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

    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, July 30, 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

    Rosie the Riveter Memorial – a closer look

    • Time: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: Marina Bay Park, Richmond,CA
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, July 31, 2016

    Drop by Marina Bay Park (Melville Square) to visit the Rosie the Riveter Memorial—a very thoughtful public art sculpture of a World War II cargo ship under construction along a 450-foot timeline.

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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 2, 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

    Warbling through the War Years

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    • Location: Visitor Education Center
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, August 2, 2016

    Dancing the jitterbug, laughing to silly tunes—and mending broken hearts: music during World War II helped us get through fearful times. We’ll see and hear how we listened through samples from radio, records, and the movies.

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  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

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

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Education Center
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, August 4, 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

    Blossoms and Thorns

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Education Center
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, August 4, 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 5, 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 6, 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

    Junior Ranger Fun!

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Location: Visitor Education Center
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, August 7, 2016

    Kids of all ages, we want your opinion! Help a ranger test brand-new Junior Ranger ideas and activities, and earn a Junior Ranger badge.

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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 9, 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

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

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

    8th Annual Home Front Film Festival

    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Location: SS Red Oak Victory Ship
    Thursday, August 11, 2016

    August 11th: “Bride by Mistake” (1944) starring Laraine Day and Alan Marshal. A wealthy shipyard owner devises a plan to find a husband who is not interested in her money

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  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    Blossoms and Thorns

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Education Center
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, August 11, 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 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.

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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 13, 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

    Rosie Rally and Home Front Festival

    • Location: Call for locations
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 13, 2016

    The Rosie Rally will be our second gathering of people dressed up as Rosies, to help honor the end of WWII and the efforts of Rosies and all Home Front workers. The Home Front Festival is a collaboration between multiple partners.

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  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    ROSIE RALLY and Home Front Festival!

    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Location: Craneway Pavilion, Richmond, CA
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 13, 2016

    Help us take back the Guinness World Record for the “Largest gathering of people dressed as Rosie the”! Bring your friends and family and be a part of history.

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  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    The Port Chicago Disaster and Aftermath

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Location: Visitor Education Center
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, August 14, 2016

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

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  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    Games and Toys for Girls and Boys

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
    • Location: Visitor Education Center
    • Fees: Free
    Monday, August 15, 2016

    Wartime was deadly serious for grown-ups, but for kids, it was a time for adventure. Let’s explore how children had fun during the war years: costumes, riding toys, board games, ships and planes and trains, the comics, and more!

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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 16, 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

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

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Education Center
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, August 18, 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

    Blossoms and Thorns

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Education Center
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, August 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, 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 11:00 AM,1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Education Center
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, August 19, 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 20, 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

    Kleen Teens and Zoot Suits: The Rise of the Teenager

    • Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
    • Location: Visitor Education Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 20, 2016

    Greater independence and defense plant salaries forever changed America's ideas and attitudes towards young adults during the war years. Join a park ranger for a program that explores the lives of teen-aged Americans on the home front.

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  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    100 Years of Service!

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
    • Location: Visitor Educaiton Center
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, August 21, 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

    Warbling through the War Years

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    • Location: Visitor Education Center
    • Fees: Free
    Monday, August 22, 2016

    Dancing the jitterbug, laughing to silly tunes—and mending broken hearts: music during World War II helped us get through fearful times. We’ll see and hear how we listened through samples from radio, records, and the movies

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  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    What We Wore During the War

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Location: Visitor Education Center
    • Fees: Free
    Monday, August 22, 2016

    The war changed everything including fashions which changed to meet new needs: leather, wool, and nylon were needed by our fighting forces, so we made do on the Home Front.

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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 23, 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

    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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  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    “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.

    View Details
  • 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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1414 Harbour Way South, Suite 3000
Richmond, CA 94804

Phone:

(510) 232-5050
Main phone line for Visitor Education Center and Directory.

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