Posts Tagged ‘world war two’

Rosies’ stories still riveting

Agnes Moore was a welder in Richmond's Shipyard Number 2.

Rosie the Riveter was a US cultural icon, most commonly associated with the famous poster featuring a woman wearing a red bandanna, denim shirt, and one arm curled into a flexed muscle. Half a dozen of Richmond’s Rosies still visit the historic Shipyards, but no longer as welders—they’re volunteers for the Rosie the Riveter Trust Visitor Center.

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SS Red Oak is Richmond’s floating museum

Every Tuesday, Lou Berg comes to the SS Red Oak Victory Ship and helps out with restoring the historic vessel. He took a little time to take Richmond Confidential on a tour of the floating museum, docked at Terminal 2. With very few funds, the volunteers’ ultimate goal is to be able get the ship…

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