This national historical park honors the estimated 18 million women who joined defense and support industries during World War II. It also features the SS Red Oak Victory Ship—the last of the 747 ships launched at Richmond, California, during World War II. The Rosie the Riveter Memorial began as a public art project in the 1990s and is sculpted to resemble the form of a liberty ship. The structure showcases photos and quotes from real-life “Rosies,” and a walkway features an inscribed timeline commemorating events from the American home front during the war.

More Than Just Riveting

Nevaire Gambrell was one of the estimated 18 million women who joined the defense and support industries during World War II. She served as a draftswoman in the Loft and Template Department at the Curtiss-Wright Corporation in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1944. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service, Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home front NHP.

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