‘Riveter Days 2024’ set for March in Richmond

'Riveter Days' coming to Richmond in March
Rosie ambassadors at the Visitor Education Center at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park. (Photo credit: Kathy Chouteau)

By Kathy Chouteau

Rosie the Riveter Trust is moving full steam ahead on “Riveter Days 2024” over March 21-23 in Richmond next month and surrounding national Rosie the Riveter Day.

From dressing up as everyone’s favorite WWII-era shipbuilder to the Sign My Name To Freedom Pop Up regarding Betty Reid Soskin’s life to the Rosie Roll Call, the trust—which is the fundraising partner of the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park—has lots in store for its Riveter Days.

Kicking off the good times will be Rosie the Riveter Day Thursday, March 21, for which the park is encouraging colleagues, friends, schoolmates and others to don their polka dot head scarves and other Rosie gear for the big day. Participants should take photos of themselves dressed up and share them on social media, tagging Rosie the Riveter Trust. “One lucky winner will win $50 to our gift shop,” according to the trust, which encouraged community members to visit their site for more information.

Friday, March 22 will bring the Sign My Name To Freedom Pop Up, during which Rosie the Riveter Trust will partner with the “San Francisco Bay Area Theater Company, producing a musical, and with Focal Point Films, producing a documentary, on the unheard recorded songs of Betty Reid Soskin.” The free event is expected to fill up, with the venue provided by Moxion at 1414 Harbour Way S., #1901 in Richmond (the Ford Assembly Plant building nearest the ferry landing). Advance registration required, click here.

As for the Rosie Roll Call, it will take place Sat., March 23 at 1 p.m. at the park’s Visitor Center at 1414 Harbour Way S., #3000, in Richmond. The park invites everyone to explore its exhibits, catch a documentary and more, before breaking for the Rosie Roll Call at 1 p.m. where it will “show off our Rosie friends and what jobs they did during WWII.” Attendees can meet the Rosies and get autographs.

Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park’s Visitors Center is located at 1414 Harbour Way S., #3000, in Richmond. Lean more about Riveter Days 2024.