7th annual Home Front festival celebrates Richmond’s cultural history

on October 15, 2013

The Rosie the Riveter Visitor Center is closed due to the government shutdown, but Ford Point buzzed with activity Saturday, as hundreds of people attended Richmond’s 7th annual Home Front Festival at the Craneway Pavilion. The cavernous former factory was filled with games, information booths, and a stage where bands performed throughout the day. The festival was a celebration of Richmond’s contribution to the World War II effort, and the day’s events included a reunion of Rosie the Riveters — women who did heavy manufacturing work during the war.


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