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Rosie the Riveter General Master Plan Meetings
July 1, 2002

If you have missed the E-FORUM the last several weeks, it is because we have been out of town a lot. Shirley and I attended back to back 40th high school reunions in Memphis TN and Fayetteville, AR, then off to Jamaica for a week of beaches, novels and sleep. We are now paying for it all with catch-up.

Anyway, you should know about and attend the public input opportunities for the Rosie the Riveter WW II Home Front National Historical Park General Master Plan (GMP). PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO YOUR OWN DISTRIBUTION LISTS.

Richmond              Monday, July 8, 6:30 pm at Richmond City Council Chambers, City Hall,

2600 Barrett, 2nd floor

Oakland                 Saturday, July 20, 1:30 pm at the Oakland Museum, Lecture Hall,

1000 Oak Street, (near Lake Merritt BART) co-sponsored by the Oakland Museum.

San Francisco        Tuesday, July 30, 6:30 pm at Upper Fort Mason, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Headquarters Building, 1st floor (near Bay & Franklin)

Richmond             Thursday, August 1, 9:30 am at the Richmond Senior Center,

2525 Macdonald Avenue

Richmond              Monday, August 5, 6:30 pm at the Richmond Public Library, Whittlesey Room, 325 Civic Center Plaza (near Macdonald Avenue and 25th Street)

Vallejo                   Wednesday, August 7, 6:30 pm at JFK Public Library, Joseph Room,

505 Santa Clara Street, (near west end of Georgia Street)

The master plan team is also available to attend meetings of community organizations, including neighborhood councils, service groups, church groups or other community gathering to hear your ideas.

For more information please contact:       Martha Crusius 510 817-1447                 Fax 510 817-1505

Rick Smith        510 817-1517 

Email                RORI_GMP@nps.gov               

   - What are your ideas for the park?  Now and in the future?

       - What would you like visitors to be able to do?

           - What concerns do you have?

               - Do you know people who were involved in the World War II Home Front?

Your input will be used by the National Park Service to prepare a General Management Plan (GMP) that will guide the development of the park for the next 10-15 years. 

The park was established to interpret the story of Rosie the Riveter and the World War II Home Front,

a time when Americans worked toward a common goal in a manner that been unequaled since.  The changes to society and industry had sweeping and lasting impacts on the entire nation.  This park will preserve certain sites in Richmond, California that were associated with the industrial, governmental and citizen efforts that led to victory in World War II.