eUpdate - August 2, 2019
Rosie Rally Home Front Festival August 10!
Supervisor Gioia helps lead Richmond Home Front History Hike, among the many festival activities.

I hope you'll join me at this year's Rosie the Riveter Home Front Festival on Saturday August 10, at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond. 

This fun annual event including a rally-for-Rosie, costumes, food, dancing and other activities in the spirit of the WWII Home Front. Dress in your Rosie the Riveter best!   

I'll join Karen Buchanan from the Richmond History Museum to lead a 2.5 mile"Hike for History" along the Richmond waterfront looking at features of the Rosie the Riveter/WWll Home Front National Historical Park. Get fresh air and exercise while learning about local history!

The Home Front Festival is always a special occasion in Richmond where we join friends, neighbors and visitors to honor our city's unique role during World War II as a prolific ship building center. Home to the Kaiser Shipyards, Richmond grew from a population of around 20,000 to more than 100,000 during the war, attracting workers from all over the country. 747 war ships were built in Richmond during the war, more than anywhere else in the country. 

As mostly men joined the overseas military, many women contributed to the home front war effort on the front lines of industry, including ship building. Hence the famous: Rosie the Riveter, now a symbol of Richmond's proud worker history. 

Festival Details

WHEN: 11AM to 4PM, Saturday, August 10 

WHERE:  Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond, CA 

History Hike: 2PM; Meet inside the Pavilion in front of the Richmond Museum table. Hike is about 2.5 miles, easy pace. 

MORE INFO: Check the Rosie the Riveter Trust website

See you there, 
John Gioia
Supervisor, District One 
Contra Costa County 
11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D 
El Cerrito, CA  94530 
510-231-8686 Phone