Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park News Release
For Immediate Release: November 7, 2017
Contact: Ann Roos, 510-232-5050 x 6643, firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Date: November 18, 2017 at 11:00 AM
NPS hosts the opening of the new temporary exhibit: The Art of Shipbuilding; Kaiser-Richmond Shipyard Employees Werner Philipp and Lillian Tandy
(Richmond, CA) – On Saturday, November 18th join us at 11:00 AM at the Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center for the unveiling of the new temporary exhibit, The Art of Shipbuilding; Kaiser-Richmond Shipyard Employees Werner Philipp and Lillian Tandy. The program will begin with a brief overview of the exhibit.
The exhibit features reproductions of watercolors painted by German-born San Francisco Artist, Werner Philipp. Philipp worked in the Progress Department in Richmond Shipyard Three illustrating reports to document worker and shipbuilding efforts. There he met and befriended shipyard secretary Lillian Tandy. The two families remained close after the war and the Tandy’s supported Werner’s illustrious art career.
Lillian Tandy’s son, Scott Tandy, who generously donated digital copies of Philipp’s watercolors for the displays, will be in attendance to dedicate the exhibit. For those who are unable to attend the unveiling event, the temporary exhibit will be on display until the summer of 2018.
The Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center is open seven days a week from 10 AM to 5 PM and is located at 1414 Harbour Way South, Suite 3000, Richmond, CA 94804. For more information and directions to the Visitor Education Center, please call (510) 232 5050 x0 or visit http://www.nps.gov/rori/planyourvisit/directions.htm. Admission to the Visitor Center and program is free.
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