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  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    “Of Lost Conversations” (Limited Seating*)

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    Ranger Betty Soskin shares 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” (Limited Seating*)

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    Ranger Betty Soskin shares 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 Center
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    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 incarceration camp.

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  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    Blossoms and Thorns

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM,1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, October 20, 2017

    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

    Warbling through the War Years

    • Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, October 20, 2017

    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” (Limited Seating*)

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, October 21, 2017

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

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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 Center
    • Fees: Free
    Monday, October 23, 2017

    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

    “Of Lost Conversations” (Limited Seating*)

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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

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  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    Richmond Bus Tour with a Park Ranger

    • Time: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    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. Space is limited. – RESERVATIONS REQUIRED – Call (510) 232-5050 x0

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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 Center
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    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 incarceration 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 Center
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, October 27, 2017

    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” (Limited Seating*)

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, October 28, 2017

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

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    • Time: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, October 28, 2017

    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

    The Golden Shore with author David Helvarg

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, October 28, 2017

    David Helvarg, founder and executive director of Blue Frontier, discusses the new paperback version of his non-fiction book, The Golden Shore.

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  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    “Of Lost Conversations” (Limited Seating*)

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    Ranger Betty Soskin shares 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” (Limited Seating*)

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, November 2, 2017

    Park Ranger Betty Soskin shares 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 2:45 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, November 2, 2017

    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 incarceration 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 Center
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, November 3, 2017

    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

    "Answering the Shipyard Call”

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, November 4, 2017

    Join us for a discussion and book signing by local author Tina Williams. Her new book "Perfect Pitch" joins "Sara's Song" and "Dance or Get Out" to complete the Julia Street Series.

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  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    “Of Lost Conversations” (Limited Seating*)

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, November 4, 2017

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

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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 Center
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, November 5, 2017

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

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  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    “Of Lost Conversations” (Limited Seating*)

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, November 7, 2017

    Park Ranger Betty Soskin shares 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: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, November 8, 2017

    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” (Limited Seating*)

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, November 9, 2017

    Park Ranger Betty Soskin shares 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 2:45 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, November 9, 2017

    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 incarceration 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 Center
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, November 10, 2017

    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” (Limited Seating*)

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, November 11, 2017

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

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  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    Days of National Crisis

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, November 11, 2017

    From D-Day through the celebrations of VE-Day and VJ-Day, the national mood changed gradually, then dramatically.

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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
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, November 12, 2017

    Visit Marina Bay Park (Melville Square), site of 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

    The Port Chicago Disaster and Aftermath

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Monday, November 13, 2017

    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

    “Of Lost Conversations” (Limited Seating*)

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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

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  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    What We Wore During the War

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    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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Richmond, CA 94804

Phone:

(510) 232-5050

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