Help Rosie the Riveter Trust Break the Guinness Record

by kendra on July 19, 2016

Post #74 - Rosie’s Daughters: The “First Woman To” Generation Tells Its Story by Matilda Butler and Kendra Bonnett

On August 13, 2016, the Rosie the Riveter Trust (RTR Trust) is once again setting its sights on the Guinness World Record for gathering the most Rosies in one place. The organization broke the record last summer. Then in the fall, the Yankee Air Museum shattered the RTR Trust record. So now Guinness bragging rights have become a friendly competition between these two great groups.

Rosie’s Daughters is wishing the Rosie the Riveter Trust and all participants the best of luck in their quest. And we encourage everyone who loves Rosie to get involved. Here’s how you can be counted:

Be Part of This Historic Gathering

This August, RTR Trust is trying to put the number out of reach by bringing together 5000 Rosies. So if you live in California or plan to be in California on August 13, plan on joining what is expected to be an amazing gathering of women wearing Rosie costumes. You’ll be a part of history and have a lot of fun in the process.

And when the gathering, counting and photo-taking is over, the RTR Trust will host a celebration party with food and music. So plan to make it a Rosie day!

Here are the rules and links you need to get involved.

First, you can follow this link to the RTR Trust signup form to register and/or volunteer to help during the event.

Time and location

  • Saturday, August 13th.
  • Rosie check-in starts at 10:00 AM.
  • Arrive before 10:30 AM to be counted by Guinness.
  • Craneway Pavillion, Ford Assembly Plant
  • 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond, CA 94804 (Next door to the National Park Visitor Center).

Regulation Rosie Uniform
You must wear the following to be counted:

  • A red bandanna with polka dots, worn in the traditional “Rosie” style
  • Dark blue collared shirt and dark blue pants OR dark blue coveralls
  • Closed-toed black or brown shoes or boots
  • Red socks

Download the Rosie Rally Resource Guide

Put together your costume ahead of time. It’s easy. All you need are dark blue jeans and shirt (or coveralls) and brown or black shoes or boots. If you need help with the red socks and a red polka-dot bandana, the RTR Trust will have Rosie Rally Packs on hand that you can purchase. This Rosie Rally Resource Guide will help you further.

We’re waiting for the pictures, and will post results here on our blog. Good luck, Rosies! And have fun.

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1 Matilda Butler 07.23.16 at 12:11 pm

Kendra — Thanks for the details on the Rosie Rally being held by the Rosie the Riveter Trust. I wish them the best in their effort to break the Guinness Record.

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