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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...
Emmy Lou Packard exhibit

Shipyard exhibit brings wartime art to life

A new exhibition of rarely seen prints by California artist Emmy Lou Packard opened Saturday in Richmond, offering visitors a glimpse of one of the Bay Area's most noteworthy 20th century artists at work during...
Author Elizabeth Escobedo signs copies of her book "From Coveralls to Zoot Suits" before leaving the museum. (Photo by Faviola Leyva)

Colorado professor comes to Richmond to discuss the lives of Mexican American women during World War II

Roughly 40 people filled up the theater at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park’s visitor center on Saturday morning to meet Elizabeth Escobedo, author of From Coverall to Zoot Suits: The Lives...
Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front museum, outside

Sixth annual Home Front Festival to showcase Richmond’s WWII history, culture

The Home Front Festival at the Craneway Pavilion will blanket the Richmond shoreline this Saturday with its sixth annual celebration of the World War II home front effort, complete with 1940s-era shuttle buses and historical...
May-26th-Visitor-Education-Center-Opening

Richmond National Park visitor center to open Saturday

Since it was established in 2000, the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park has been a local gem that preserves the city’s legacy as a booming shipping hub during the war years. But...
mary peace head and mayor gayle mclaughlin dancing

‘Sisters in solidarity’ event set for Saturday

More than 30 local organizations and hundreds of residents and city leaders will gather in Lovonya DeJean Middle School’s multipurpose room Saturday for the event, titled “Sisters in Solidarity: Richmond the Beloved Community.”