Latest Rosie the Riveter Stories

2014-09-23 12:32:30

American Handmade Challenge inspires support for American craftsmanship and job creation SOUTHERN PINES, N.C., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- R. Riveter today announced the launch of its Kickstarter campaign, aimed at raising $35,000 in 35 days to support the employment and empowerment of military spouses. The company manufactures bags, accessories and small leather goods using up-cycled military materials, all of which are handmade by military spouses across the U.S. and around the...

2011-03-31 08:01:00

NEW YORK, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, as part of a new partnership with the Poise brand, television personality, businesswoman and mother of six, Kris Jenner, is addressing a reality for millions of women - Light Bladder Leakage (LBL). Starring as Rosie the Riveter, Kris is now part of the Poise brand's "Great Women in History" series launched last year to highlight that many great women have LBL - in fact, one in three women have LBL but nobody talks about it. To view the...

2010-09-16 15:57:00

RICHMOND, Calif., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Park Services' Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historic Park will soon be home to a new visitor education center and interactive museum adjacent to Craneway Pavilion at Ford Point on the Richmond waterfront. The facility will be located in the historic Ford Assembly Building complex, through an arrangement made possible by Orton Development, which owns and operates Craneway Pavilion. Today's announcement of the...

2009-12-10 08:00:00

RICHMOND, Calif., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- During World War II, "Rosie the Riveter" became a cultural icon for the countless women who went to work in America's factories to support the war effort. Many of them toiled at the historic Ford Assembly Building at the Craneway in Richmond, CA, which opened in 1932 as Ford Motor's Model 'A' production plant, and was retooled in the 1940s to produce tanks and jeeps. Today the Craneway is home to a world-class event and production facility, and...

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