Jun
30
4:00 pm16:00

Radio Sausalito Presents a Re-Broadcast of the SWC 1942 Radio Dramatization

Tune in Friday June 30 at 4PM and Sunday July 2 at 8PM to listen to Radio Sausalito 1610AM rebroadcast the Sausalito Woman's Club live dramatization of a 1942 radio broadcast.

Finale of SWC Broadcast 2017

Finale of SWC Broadcast 2017

75 years ago, America turned on its radio sets, and heard Sausalito.  A live radio broadcast heard from coast to coast commemorated the opening of the Marinship Plant which changed our community forever and employed 20,000 people through the War. This week on Radio Sausalito, well be reliving this historic broadcast through a live dramatization featuring songs, stories, and comedy!  We’ll also rehear the original radio broadcast as it happened in 1942.

Jul
4
10:00 am10:00

Marinship75 4th of July Parade

  • Bridgeway Sausalito, CA, 94965 United States

Join in the fun as Sausalito celebrates the 4th of July Marinship75 style!

Jul
7
6:00 pm18:00

Marinship75... The Ships We Built

  • Sausalito City Hall

Opening of "The Ships We Built" display in the Historical Society Exhibit Room. preceded by a presentation in the Sausalito Library.

Details comings soon. Save the date!

Sep
2
Sep 4

Sausalito Art Festival Marinship75 Style

  • Marinship Park

Come See the Marinship75 Display at the 2017 Sausalito Art Festival

Sep
8
7:00 pm19:00

Marinship75...The People Who Built the Ships

  • Sausalito City Hall

The Sausalito Historical Society presents it final exhibit of Marinship75 featuring the people who built the ships.  The Exhibit opening will be preceded by a presentation on the Sausalito Library.

More Details coming. Save the Date

Sep
16
6:00 pm18:00

A Historical Re-Enanctment the California Supreme Court Case James vs Marinship

  • First Missionary Baptist Church

In 1944, Joseph James filed a lawsuit against the Marinship Corp. and the union for
its "closed-shop" practices, and eventually the California Supreme Court ruled in
favor of James.

"This was a major victory in the civil rights movement that upheld the
federal prohibition on racial discrimination outlined in President Roosevelt's
Executive Order 8802," wrote the authors of a historical evaluation of 25 Liberty Ship
Way commissioned by the VA.

"It became the precedent for many future civil rights
cases involving racial discrimination against African-Americans." James went on to
become president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored
People.


Admission is free, with no RSVP necessary. Please arrive early, as seating is limited
Donations appreciated.

Sep
30
1:30 pm13:30

Homefront on the Waterfront

The September 30, 2017 Floating Homes Tour will be themed “Homefront on the Waterfront,” tying in to the 75th Anniversary of Marinship, which helped to foster today’s waterfront community.

Rosie the Riveter and several Wendy the Welders relive their Homefront on the Waterfront glory days.

Rosie the Riveter and several Wendy the Welders relive their Homefront on the Waterfront glory days.

Fifteen unique floating homes will be featured, including a selection built from WWII surplus.  Other attractions will include 40s cars and music, plus food and drink for purchase. Visitors and volunteers are encouraged to come in 40s dress.

Advance reservations may be made HERE https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sausalito-floating-homes-association-annual-tour-tickets-32275495877?aff=es2, and volunteers may sign up at [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sausalito-floating-homes-association-annual-tour-tickets-32275495877?aff=es2]

Oct
14
6:00 pm18:00

Viewing of Two Documentaries about Marinship and Marin City

  • First Missionary Baptist Church
Marinship and Marin City 1942

Marinship and Marin City 1942

Marinship memories : stories of the birth of Marin City during World War II by those who lived it

is a documentary of personal reminiscences of the development of Marin City during World War II by Sausalito resident Joan Lisetor

Marinship – World’s Most Amazing Shipyard

is a new documentary created by local filmmaker Eric Torney to mark the 75th
anniversary of Sausalito’s Marinship shipyard. Built at the onset of WWII, Marinship
launched 93 Liberty ships and tankers before the end of the war.

Admission is free, with no RSVP necessary. Please arrive early, as seating is limited. Donations appreciated.

Nov
11
11:00 am11:00

Celebrate Veteran's Day with the residents of Marin City as they close out the Marinship75 Celebrationscky Graham Park

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Celebrate Veteran' Day with the residents of Marin City as they close out the Marinship75 Celebrations

The speakers are Marin City children, ages 7 to 11, in a play they helped write
depicting the creation of Marinship, a Sausalito shipyard built during World War II, and the subsequent construction of Marin City to house the workers, many of them black and from the South.

"The Lost Stories of Marinship" is a dramatic documentary with humor, dance and
music that celebrates the people, most of them poor, who left their homes to help
their country and became the founders of Marin City.

"The many contributions by the African American Marinship workers have been lost
throughout history," said Felecia Gaston, excecutive director of Performing Stars of
Marin, which is producing the play along with the Bay Area Discovery Museum and
Active Arts: Theatre for Young Audiences in Berkeley.

"These people came out to do hard and honest work, to build the ships to fight for
the United States of America. This is a great story."

The play reaches back more than 60 years through the memories of those who were
there to bring to life a different time, when the nation was hurriedly trying to
assemble the wherewithal to fight a war in Europe and the Pacific.

This play will be re-produced under the direction of the Marin Theater Company.


Jun
24
1:00 pm13:00

Marinship and California's Second Gold Rush

  • Bay Model Visitor Center

More than any event in the twentieth century, World War II marked the coming of age of America's West Coast cities. Almost overnight, new war industries prompted the mass urban migration and development that would trigger lasting social, cultural, and political changes. For the San Francisco Bay Area, it is argued that the changes brought by World War II were as dramatic as those brought by the gold rush a century earlier.

Chuck Wollenberg author of Marinship at War will be here.

Jun
10
10:00 am10:00

WWII in the Shadow of Mt. Tam

  • Bay Model Visitor Center

2017 is the 75th Anniversary of the establishment of a bustling wartime shipyard called Marinship in Sausalito. Innovation, ingenuity, and inspiration all played a part in the day to day routine.

Join a Bay Model Ranger on a 2 - mile walking tour of the area surrounding the Bay Model to experience what life was like in the shipyard from 1942 - 1945.

Dress in layer, wear comfortable walking shoes, bring water and a snack.  Rain cancels

Jun
3
1:00 pm13:00

Marinship - World's Most Amazing Shipyard

  • Bay Model Visitor Center
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World's Most Amazing Shipyard is a new documentary created by local filmmaker Eric Torney to mark the 75th anniversary of Sausalito’s Marinship shipyard. Built at the onset of WWII, Marinship launched 93 Liberty ships and tankers before the end of the war.

 

May
29
5:00 pm17:00

Marinship75 USO Show

  • Christ Episcopal Church

Liz Okeefe as Bob Hope

Christ Episcopal Church presents "Bob Hope and his USO Show"

Bob will be there in spirit as the members of CEC recreate the important role played by the USO.

 
May
17
12:30 am00:30

WWII in the Shadow of Mt. Tam

  • Bay Model Visitor Center

2017 is the 75th Anniversary of the establishment of a bustling wartime shipyard called Marinship in Sausalito. Innovation, ingenuity, and inspiration all played a part in the day to day routine.

Join a Bay Model Ranger on a 2 mile walking tour of the area surrounding the Bay Model to experience what life in the shipyard from 1942 - 1945.

Dress in layer, wear comfortable walking shoes, bring water and a snack.  Rain cancels.

May
13
1:30 pm13:30

Liberty Ships and the Lesser Known Facts

  • Bay Model Visitor Center

In commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of Marinship, the WWII shipyard once located here in Sausalito, the Bay Model Visitor Center presents Liberty Ships and the Lesser Known Facts.

Over the years Liberty Ships have become and icon of WWII. We know a lot about the shipyards, the Liberty Ships and the people who built them, but there is more to this story that has gotten lost in time.

Come and join Ranger Linda to find out some of the lesser known important facts that bring this incredible story alive again.

Program will include a tour of the Marinship Exhibit located inside the Bay Model Visitor Center.

May
13
10:00 am10:00

Marinship Walking Tour

  • Bay Model Visitor Center

2017 is the 75th Anniversary of the establishment of a bustling wartime shipyard called Marinship in Sausalito. Innovation, ingenuity, and inspiration all played a part in the day to day routine.

Join a Bay Model Ranger on a 2 mile walking tour of the area surrounding the Bay Model to experience what life in the shipyard from 1942 - 1945.

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Dress in layer, wear comfortable walking shoes, bring water and a snack.  Rain cancels.

May
12
7:30 pm19:30

SWC 1940's Radio Broadcast Reenactment

  • Sausalito Woman's Club
Grand Finale......

Grand Finale......

The Sausalito Woman's Club will join in on the community Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the establishment of the Sausalito Marinship, during WW II, which employed over20,000 Americans, built 93 ships - 15 Liberty cargo ships, 62 tankers and 16 oilers.  The program will include excerpts from a 1942 radio show broadcast"Turn Your Radio On "
from the Sausalito Woman's Club , with a simulated live broadcast, along with enactments of interviews
with the workers at the shipyard and shipyard song & dance entertainment…. anchors away !

Sponsored by Sausalito Historical Society & Sausalito Woman's Club

Donations Accepted
No Host Bar

 

Apr
8
6:30 pm18:30

Rotary Club Gala Marinship75

  • Spinnaker Restuarant

 A celebration of Sausalito's renowned
Marinship75th Anniversary
Cocktails, Dinner & Dance to the BIg Bands

Auction and Raffle Benefiting:

  • Rotary Senior Housing
  • Rotary Educational Trust
  • Sausalito Historical Society
  • Rotary International Humanitarian Efforts
     
Mar
18
1:30 pm13:30

Liberty Ships and the Lesser Known Facts

  • Bay Model Visitor Center

In commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of Marinship, the WWII shipyard once located here in Sausalito, the Bay Model Visitor Center presents Liberty Ships and the Lesser Known Facts.

Over the years Liberty Ships have become and icon of WWII. We know a lot about the shipyards, the Liberty Ships and the people who built them, but there is more to this story that has gotten lost in time.

Come and join Ranger Linda to find out some of the lesser known important facts that bring this incredible story alive again.

Program will include a tour of the Marinship Exhibit located inside the Bay Model Visitor Center.

Mar
11
10:00 am10:00

WWII in the Shadow

  • Bay Model Visitor Center

2017 is the 75th Anniversary of the establishment of a bustling wartime shipyard called Marinship in Sausalito. Innovation, ingenuity, and inspiration all played a part in the day to day routine.

Join Ranger Joanne on a 2 mile walking tour of the area surrounding the Bay Model to experience what life in the shipyard from 1942 - 1945.

Dress in layer, wear comfortable walking shoes, bring water and a snack.  Rain cancels.

Mar
10
7:00 pm19:00

Tanker Documentary Film

  • Sausalito Public Library

Originally a 16mm film, Tanker was produced by the Marinship Corporation in 1945 to document Sausalito’s WWII shipyard and recognize the thousands of workers who built cargo vessels and tankers for the war effort. The film received its first showing at the Marin Theater on Caledonia Street. We’ll be watching a restored digital version.

Representatives from the Sausalito Historical Society will be on hand to answer questions after the screening. 

Mar
3
7:00 pm19:00

Premier of "Marinship, World's Most Amazing Shipyard" & Reception

  • Sausalito Public Library

.Marinship - World's Most Amazing Shipyard is a new documentary created by local filmmaker Eric Torney to mark the 75th anniversary of Sausalito’s Marinship shipyard. Built at the onset of WWII, Marinship launched 93 Liberty ships and tankers before the end of the war.

The Sausalito Historical Society will host a reception after the screening.