Fresh on the heels of being named a utopia by the Transformative Cities Initiative, Richmond was named the Number 2 city for celebrating women’s history by Livability.
Photo Courtesy of National Park Service
2. Richmond, CA: Rosie the Riveter National Historical Park
Established in 2000, the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park is a National Park Service site that has many remaining connections to what these civilians did for the war effort. See a Ford assembly plant, which put finishing touches on tanks and military combat vehicles, and the SS Red Oak Victory, the last surviving ship built in the Kaiser Shipyards. Find two childcare facilities and a hospital for shipyard employees. At the Visitor Education Center, see exhibits and films and meet real-life “Rosies” usually there on Fridays.
From: Cara Sanders <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 9:18 AM
Subject: Richmond Honored as Best City for Celebrating Women's History
I am the content coordinator for Livability.com, and I wanted to get in touch and let you know that Richmond received a unique shoutout in our recent article, "5 Cities that Celebrate Women's History." The story featured Rosie the Riveter National Historic Park and the efforts the city has made in conjunction with the display.
We already knew how wonderful Richmond is, but thought that you might also enjoy this accolade. And, if you feel so inclined, we'd love some help getting the word out on social — please feel free to share the link with anyone who might be interested, and let me know if you have any questions!
Thanks so much,