Chris Treadway: Another milestone planned for World War II park
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Milestones for the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond have included its creation in 2000 and its dedication at a ceremonial launching re-enactment in 2007.

A new and equally significant milestone will come this spring, when the park is finally to dedicate its visitors center.

The opening is scheduled May 26 at the former oil house at the Ford Point building, and dedication events are in the planning.

Until now, the park has had administrative offices and individual sites but no single location to give visitors an overview or details of the historical significance of the home front during the war. Not even a location to give out maps and sell souvenirs.

That will change when the 10,000-square-foot space opens, and the local National Park Service unit is now seeking volunteer docents to help tell the story and assist visitors.

This should be a fun and enlightening opportunity for people 18 and older who want to be part of a national park and have “a passion for history, education, and public service (or a willingness to learn!),” as the park service puts it.

The park service is asking for a commitment of eight volunteers a month, preferably for at least a year, and applicants would also need to attend one date of each of three training sessions.<…………… continues on San Jose Mercury News

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