Field Notes, History

Rosie the Riveter

Women served in World War II in the home front. Rosie The Riveter Trust – National Park is dedicated to preserving these memories. We recommend to view oral histories. Visit to learn more and view online materials. Betty Reid Soskin, 98, worked in Richmond’s shipyard during the war and shares her memories with… Read More Rosie the Riveter


Naming Laguna Beach

“Naming Laguna Beach” by Jane Janz is a fantastic beachside read from @lagunabeachbooks. It features archival materials and an art piece from @lagunaartmuseum. Joseph Kleitsch’s “The Old Post Office” captures quintessential Laguna. It is part of the museum’s permanent collection. The 1936 South Coast News states that, “usually everything is dated from the Isch Grocery… Read More Naming Laguna Beach

Archive, History

Queen Victoria

Original photograph at The National Archives. Catalogue ref:COPY 1/432/63, ‘Her Majesty the Queen in pony carriage with Princess Christian and Princess Frederica of Hanover standing by.’ John Brown her faithful servant holds the reins. Photographer: Robert Milne, Sep. 11 1897 Read The Project Gutenberg eBook, Sixty Years a Queen, by Sir Herbert Maxwell or Towne… Read More Queen Victoria



Happy 60th Birthday, Barbie! In 1986, “Andy Warhol made his mark by creating images of American #icons. Barbie was added to the list when #Warhol painted her in 1986. The first Barbie portrait was reportedly inspired by Warhol’s #muse, Billy Boy, a jewelry #designer and member of New York’s downtown scene in the 1980s, who… Read More Barbie

Archive, History

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women since 1911. This year’s theme is #BalanceforBetter. Visit for local events, posters, school packets, and research. International Women’s Day downloadable resources Teachers, parents, caregivers – use International Women’s Day as an important opportunity to educate… Read More International Women’s Day

Archive, History

Women’s History Month

Celebrate Women’s History Month by listening to her story. Visit the 2019 collaborative site, for exciting programs. The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and… Read More Women’s History Month