Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 2, 2022

Oldest Ranger, Betty Soskin age 100 Retires

from the National Park Service
Betty Reid Soskin, the oldest active ranger in the National Park Service, retired today after a remarkable career. Soskin, who celebrated her 100th birthday in 2021, spent the last decade and a half sharing her personal experiences and the efforts of women from diverse backgrounds who worked on the World War II home front. Her interpretive programs at Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park also illuminated the histories of African Americans and other people of color, and her efforts demonstrate how her work has impacted the way the NPS conveys such history to audiences across the United States.
“Being a primary source in the sharing of that history – my history – and giving shape to a new national park has been exciting and fulfilling,” said Soskin. “It has proven to bring meaning to my final years.” On her last day wearing the “flat hat,” Soskin provided an interpretive program to the public and visited with friends. We are grateful for Betty’s lifelong dedication to sharing her story and wish her all the best in retirement!
Want to watch one of Betty’s programs? Check out her story and more at:…/historyculture/betty-reid-soskin.htm

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