Jul 9, 2015

Local girls and women who can put together a Rosie the Riveter costume by Aug. 15 have a chance to set a Guinness World Record in Richmond.

On that date, the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Park is planning a “Rosie Rally” in order to set the Guinness record for “The Largest Gathering of People Dressed as a Rosie the Riveter.”

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., park officials hope more than 1,000 women dressed as Rosies will gather at Rosie the Riveter Memorial in Marina Park (corner of Regatta Boulevard and Melville Square). That would break the record set last year, when 776 Rosie lookalikes met at the Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, MI.

The iconic images of Rosie the Riveter represents American women who went to work, many in factories, while men battled during World War II.

The upcoming world record effort is a partnership between the Rosie the Riveter park and Trust, the Richmond Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and The City of Richmond with support from the Spirit of ’45 and the American Rosie the Riveter Association.

Here’s what to wear:

Uniform is REQUIRED. To be counted as a Rosie you must wear the following:
1. Red bandanna with large white polka-dots (hair should be pinned up, not down or in a ponytail).
2. Dark blue long-sleeve coveralls, OR long-sleeve dark blue collared shirt and dark blue pants
3. Red knee socks
4. Black or brown boots or work shoes

-no faded denim jeans
-no denim shirts
-no bib overalls
-no t shirts
-no sweats

Wear layers!

Parking WILL be limited. Carpooling and public transportation encouraged. For additional information or to volunteer, contact Allison Joyce (allison_joyce@partner.nps.gov) 510-232-5050 x 6632.


  1. Thank you so much for mentioning my film – Echoes of World War II – A bay area perspective!

    Patricia Weaver producer, Echoes of World War II - A bay area perspective! | Jul 10th, 2015
  2. Thank you so much for mentioning my film in the Related Posts. My event is tomorrow, 7/10 at 11:00 am when I will sneak preview for the first time. I am a 78 yr old first time film maker. Thank you so much for your support

    Patricia Weaver producer, Echoes of World War II - A bay area perspective! | Jul 10th, 2015
  3. Why have the. FEW BRAVE WOMEN who went four to six stories high on scaffolding to SAND BLAST the ships, destroyers been ignored? They accomplished what some men ciuld nit do. I know because my Mother was one of these FEW BRAVE WOMEN at Hunters Point, San Francisco, California.

    C green | Jul 11th, 2015
  4. When doing stories that may be posted nationwide, please somewhere put the STATE in which this occurs. I don’t think you mean Richmond Illinois, but it is impossible to tell.

    Sherrie Ludwig | Jul 14th, 2015

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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.