Craneway smokestack lighting to honor women’s voting rights


Tonight starting at 7 p.m., the National Park Service will light up the Craneway Pavilion smoke stack with the colors of purple and gold to honor the centennial of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

Purple, white and gold were the colors of the Women’s Suffrage Movement, with purple symbolizing loyalty, white purity and gold hope, according to NPS.

The Craneway lighting can be viewed from Lucretia Edwards Shoreline Park at 1500 Marina Way South, officials said.

Meanwhile, the public is also reminded to tune in this Sunday starting at 4:45 p.m. to a virtual celebration for the 20th anniversary of the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Park, which is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The festive event, which will be live-streamed on YouTube will feature a special message from Rosies, views of the historical landmarks that are part of the national park and a live Fund-A-Need. Meanwhile, an online auction to support the park and park programs went live Aug. 16 and ends Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. For more information on the celebration and auction, go here.

Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park tells the story of Rosie the Riveter and WWII Home Front workers of all kinds, chronicling the explosive growth of wartime industry, the innovations fostered by visionaries like Henry J. Kaiser, and the extraordinary history of ordinary people who were challenged as never before and came together to overcome wartime odds.

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