QTD Betty Reid Soskin

September 22, 2021
QTD Betty Reid Soskin
"Everything in my life has to be truthful and meaningful, because I don’t have time for foolishness."

Today, the Natl. Park Service's oldest active ranger, Betty Reid Soskin, turns 100 years old. Betty works at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park, in Richmond, CA, where she's worked since she was 84 years old after helping with planning for the newly created park. Betty wanted to make sure the public received a well-rounded sense of WWII history from multiple perspectives – women and men of all races. Betty says: "What gets remembered depends on who is in the room doing the remembering … When I became a ranger, I was taking back my own history.”

Click HERE or HERE for a biography on Betty Reid Soskin from the National Park Service

'America's Oldest Park Ranger' Is Only Her Latest Chapter (New York Times)

Betty Reid Soskin shares forgotten histories as a national park ranger (San Fransisco Chronicle)

The 97-Year-Old Park Ranger Who Doesn’t Have Time for Foolishness (Glamour)

by Jenna Lee,