Rosies were everywhere! A tribute to the women of WWII at the Richmond Shipyards

What to do on a beautiful Bay Area summer day?  Discover a quiet gem of a park!  Yesterday was the Rosie Rally Homefront Festival at the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Park — and there were Rosies EVERYWHERE!

The Richmond, CA shipyards provided thousands of jobs throughout the war and was the home to many women who had entered the workforce to help in the war efforts.  The museum sits at the edge of the Richmond harbor with views of San Francisco.  It was a windy, cool day but the fog hung out in the distance.

We were there early, so the crowds hadn’t yet formed, but visitors enthusiastically entered the world of Rosie the Riveter wearing their jumpsuits and their red headbands.

I took a few more shots as my daughter and I meandered around the exhibits and then through the hall where bands were set to perform.

If you’re ever in the area, it’s a museum you shouldn’t miss.  I know I’ll be back.



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