Rosie the Riveter Record Attempt Brings Rosies Young and Old to Richmond
Events Honor Rosie the Riveter and World War II Home Front Effort
RICHMOND, Calif. – Women who worked in the Richmond Kaiser shipyards and at home front workplaces throughout California and the nation will be honored as Rosies on Saturday, Aug. 12, at this year’s Rosie Rally and Home Front Festival. The rally’s goal includes setting a new Guinness World Record for “The Largest Gathering of People Dressed as a Rosie the Riveter.” With a group in Ypsilanti, Mich., challenging that record in October, the Bay Area event aims to exceed the record, currently 2,229, and keep it in the Bay Area. The iconic Rosie the Riveter, building ships, airplanes and more, inspired thousands to work in support of the war effort during World War II, pitching in and tackling new challenges in the workplace and beyond. This spirit continues to inspire people today with the “We Can Do It!” spirit. The Home Front Festival offers kids activities, live entertainment, naturalists, historic exhibits, a display of World War II vehicles, ship tours, food trucks and more.
WHO: Original Rosies from the Bay Area and throughout California, and thousands of men, women and children dressed as Rosie the Riveter rallying in the “We Can Do It!” spirit and celebrating the home front era at the Home Front Festival.
WHAT: Rosie Rally 2017 and Home Front Festival
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 12
WHERE: Rally: 10 a.m. - noon
Craneway Pavilion - 1414 Harbour Way South
Home Front Festival: 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Lucretia Edwards Park (end of Marina Way South)
Note: The SS Potomac will be docked nearby at the Harbor Master’s dock
SS Red Oak Victory Ship 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
1337 Canal Blvd. (former Shipyard #3)
All event locations are in Richmond, Calif.
Additional event details, directions and transit options are available at www.rosietheriveter.org/RosieRally2017