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Peña Adobe Welcomes "Rosie the Riveters", the USS Hornet & the SS Jeremiah O'Brien

Saturday, May 04, 2019
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Event Type:
Pena Adobe Historical Society
Location Details:
Peña Adobe Historic Park To the left of Lagoon Valley Park's entrance Off Interstate 80 at Peña Adobe Rd. Vacaville, CA 95687

The Peña Adobe Historical Society welcomes Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park at the Peña Adobe Park in Vacaville, on Saturday May 4, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The park is located at Peña Adobe Road off Interstate 80, left of Lagoon Valley Regional Park’s entrance. The Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park was established in Richmond, California in 2000 and tells the story of the Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond which built ships during World War II where six million women entered the workforce and became known as “Rosie the Riveter”. Her “We Can Do It” motto came to symbolize all women workers. On Saturday, May 4th, three “Rosies” will chat with visitors at Peña Adobe about their stories. Kay Morrison was a Journeyman Welder from 1943-1945. Marian Sousa was a Draftsman during 1943-1944 and Marian Wynn was a Pipe Welder from 1944-1945. All three “Rosies” left their homes to find wartime work at the Kaiser Shipyards. The Kaiser Shipyards produced over 700 Liberty Ships. The SS Jeremiah O’Brien is one of the remaining ships launched during World War II. Moored at Pier 45, Fisherman’s Wharf, she is a premier San Francisco attraction. Larry Serkanic from the SS Jeremiah O’Brien will join the “Rosies” to answer questions and transport you back almost seven decades to when sailors braved the harshest of high seas. In addition to Larry and the “Rosies” docents from The Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation will also be available. The foundation preserves and honors the legacy of the USS Hornet, an aircraft carrier built for the United States Navy during World War II. The Hornet was decommissioned in 1970 and in 1998 opened to the public as a museum in Alameda, California. Come meet the “Rosies”, the docents of the USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum, and the SS Jeremiah O’Brien and learn how they connect the greatest generation of Americans with future generations. Peña Adobe docents will be on hand to answer questions and conduct tours of the Peña family home from 1842 until 1957. This event is free!
Added to the calendar on Thu, Apr 18, 2019 12:15PM
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