National Parks of Contra Costa County: part of 100 years of national legacy
Tuesday 8/16/2016 6:30 pm
Event tags: National Park Service, John Muir House, Rosie the Riverter, Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site, Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial
This program will discuss the history and relevance of the four historic sites operated, in close collaboration with various non-profit organizations, by the National Park Service in Contra Costa County: Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site in Danville, John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial located on the former Concord Naval Weapons Station in Concord, and Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond. Stories and pictures from all four sites will be used to help educate and illustrate some of the most nationally significant places right in our own backyard. There will also be a discussion of the National Park Service as a whole and the 2016 celebration of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the most amazing preservation system in the world.