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Richmond Museum of History

on December 29, 2009

Richmond is a city with a unique and interesting history.  Possibly the most famous part of the story was when the population quadrupled during World War II, from an influx of workers to the Kaiser shipyards.  It is said that the iconic Rosie the Riveter worked in Richmond at that time.

At the Richmond Museum of History in the iron triangle neighborhood the stories go much further than that.  Executive Director, Donald Bastin recently took Richmond Confidential through a tour of the land that is now Richmond.  Exhibits begin before colonization, continue through the years as Mexican territory, follow industrialization, and conclude with World War II.

Richmond Museum of History
– 400 Nevin Avenue|Open Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 1 – 4 pm. Call for tour information. (510) 235-7387

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