Celebrating Rosie the Riveter

In 2000, the Women’s Bureau joined the National Park Service to officially open the Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front National Historic Park in Richmond, California. With its expansive views of the Bay, a commemorative public art sculpture of a ship hull, stack and stern under construction, a visitor center replete with photos, and remembrances and artifacts from life during World War II, it’s easy to imagine “Rosie the Riveter,” or perhaps more accurately in these shipyards, “Wendy the Welder,” assembling the ships that were critical to the war effort. Click here to learn more.