Tag Archives: Rosie the Riveter National Historic Park

The students are getting ready for the one-mile walk along San Francisco Bay Trail. (Photo by Serla Rusli)

Not just a walk in the park for kids in Richmond

Every Kid in a Park is a White House youth initiative that gives every fourth grader in the United States, along with their families, free passes to visit all federally-owned lands and waters, including the...
President Obama greeting Betty Soskin at the National Tree Lighting Ceremony at the White House (courtesy of The National Park Service)

Richmond’s Living Legends

“Rosie the Riveter” is the iconic symbol of female independence and strength, celebrating the female workers who played a pivotal role in World War II shipbuilding. The museum, operated by the National Park Service, features...
The Hotel Carquinez visible  on the street across from Macy's, once also known as the Hotel Don, served in the mid-1920s as the main meeting chambers for all sorts of societies including the Chamber of Commerce. Photo courtesy of National Parks Service.

Historic buildings of Richmond forgotten but not gone

Standing at the intersection of Harbour Way and Nevin Avenue sits the famed New Hotel Carquinez. Most of the people passing through the ornate entryway these days are senior residents of the subsidized apartments inside....
Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and members of the American Rosie the Riveter Association posing for photographers at today's press conference. (Photo by Danielle Parenteau)

Governor Brown signs landmark Fair Pay legislation in Richmond

Governor Brown signed a bill into state law Tuesday in Richmond, signaling what sponsors portrayed as a milestone in the decades-long battle for equal pay for women.
Betty Reid Soskin, park ranger at Richmond's Rosie the Riveter, became famous during the government shutdown.  (Photo by Nancy DeVille)

Popular ranger draws crowds to Richmond national park

Richmond’s Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park has been doing brisk business thanks to one of its employee’s international exposure during the 16-day shutdown of the federal government. Visitors are coming...
The old Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant is now a multi-functional performance venue. (Photo by Mark Andrew Boyer)

Butt shows off Richmond’s architectural riches

Richmond City Council member Tom Butt, a strong proponent of historic preservation, recently took Richmond Confidential reporter Mark Andrew Boyer on a tour of some of the city's most important old buildings.
Lois Boyle, president of Richmond Museum Association, address the city council's concerns about berthing the Red Oak Victory Ship.

Richmond City Council debates charging to berth the historic SS Red Oak

It was a long meeting of the Richmond City Council Tuesday night, and it lasted into early Wednesday morning, filled with passionate debate regarding where the SS Red Oak Victory Ship should be berthed—and at...
Tanya Dennis of the Home Defenders League and Paul Larudee were arrested for blocking the cruiser containing Pastor Sidney Keys and his mother Mary from leaving the church.

Efforts to save Iron Triangle church end in arrests

Two days of civil disobedience to save the Bible Way Apostolic Church from foreclosure ended yesterday when Contra Costa sheriff’s deputies arrested Pastor Sydney Keys, his wife, mother and two other activists.