Come see the waterfront National Historical Park commemorating Rosie the Riveter and WW2 Home Front.
The park is dispersed over several locations along the Richmond Marina and waterfront-- you can take a waterfront walking tour and a greater area driving tour.
With such a high wander factor, here are two times and places to meet up....
12:30pm at the Rosie the Riveter Memorial
Take a 2:00 p.m. tour aboard the restored SS Red Oak Victory Ship at Kaiser Shipyard No.3. (You'll have to drive from the Rosie memorial to the SS Red Oak.)
Tour admission/donation: $5 adults/ $4 seniors / $2 children.
Please please please RSVP if you plan to take the tour. Tours are conducted by volunteer docents; if the group size is larger than 10, they want to add another docent for our group. I would like to get a headcount ahead of time (Friday), so that I can tell them what to expect.
This event is geared toward people in the Bay Area who are interested in the fields and/or technology of personal history, oral history, digital storytelling, digital scrapbooking, etc....
who have an interest in local history (who knew there was a National Park on the Richmond shoreline? I didn't!)...
who are attending the Oral History Association's annual meeting in Oakland. (this outing is timed to coincide with the OHA meeting, but is not sponsored by or in any way affiliated with OHA)
Useful web sites:
Rosie Riveter/World War II Home Front National Park
Plan your visit
Things To Do
Self-guided Auto-Tour [pdf booklet]
Rosie the Riveter dot org (scroll down main page to see sites for public view...lots of links and additional description from this main page)
SS Red Oak Victory
Directions from Oral History Association meeting location in Oakland: http://tinyurl.com/2u7hdc
Added by auntialias on October 8, 2007