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Federal shutdown hits Rosie the Riveter visitors center in Richmond

By Chris Treadway
Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 at 3:40 pm in Politics, Richmond.

The following announcement was made Tuesday by the Rosie the Riveter Trust:

Dear Trust and Park supporters,

Due to the government shut down this morning, we must announce that the Rosie the Riveter/WWII National Historical Park Visitor Education Center is closed until further notice.

The park offices are also closed. A limited number of sites, such as the Rosie Memorial, located in a city park, are still accessible. Since park staff have all been put on furlough, programs scheduled for this period will be cancelled as will tours of the Maritime Childcare Center and other sites throughout the city. Our gift store is also closed.

We will alert you to changes as they happen. Please check our website at for updates.

As you may know, shutdowns impact our revenue from the gift store and other sources. We thank you for your generosity this year and we are hopeful that public programs will continue soon. We appreciate your support.

Marsha Mather-Thrift
Executive Director

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