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March, 2017

an electronic supplement to the quarterly Panorama newsletter

In this issue:

Monthly Program Reminders

Due to an editing error, the start time for our monthly programs was omitted from the print version of the Panorama. All programs begin at 7:30pm, with refreshments served from 6:45 - 7:15pm.

Also, our monthly programs have moved to the Roosevelt Middle School Auditorium, 460 Arguello Boulevard at Geary. Consult this page for more detailed information and a map.


March Program
Tangled Vines: SF Wine Houses and the Wine Industry Before the 1906 Earthquake
Frances Dinkelspiel

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 7:30pm

Roosevelt Middle School Auditorium
460 Arguello Boulevard (at Geary Boulevard)

Frances Dinkelspiel will discuss her New York Times bestseller, Tangled Vines Book CoverTangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of Californa. She will focus on how San Francisco was the center of the California wine industry before the 1906 earthquake and fire and how the California Wine Association’s monopoly allowed it to control 80% of the production and distribution of wine in the state.

There is no need to RSVP for this program.

Join us for refreshments from 6:45 - 7:15pm.

Program is free to current SFMHS members. Admission is $10 for non-members ($5 for students, K-12 teachers, seniors, and persons with disabilities), which may be applied toward membership in SFMHS.


April Program
From Orphans to Freeways: A Magical History Tour of San Francisco’s Most Celebrated Neighborhood
Angus MacFarlane

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 7:30pm

Roosevelt Middle School Auditorium
460 Arguello Boulevard (at Geary Boulevard)

For the past half century, the Haight-Ashbury has been San Francisco’s “must-see, go-to” neighborhood for tourists.Haight-Ashbury Street Sign However, its pre-summer-of-love history is like Swiss cheese: more holes than substance. This presentation will fill many of those historic holes, as well as solve some historic mysteries, such as whom Haight Street was really named after.

Angus MacFarlane grew up in the then-anonymous Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. His interests include San Francisco history and nineteenth-century San Francisco baseball history. He has written several articles that were published in The Argonaut.

There is no need to RSVP for this program.

Join us for refreshments from 6:45 - 7:15pm.

Program is free to current SFMHS members. Admission is $10 for non-members ($5 for students, K-12 teachers, seniors, and persons with disabilities), which may be applied toward membership in SFMHS.


Historical and Architectural Walking Tours

SFMHS Walking Tours include tours conducted by SFMHS volunteers as well as tours given in conjunction with San Francisco City Guides. Tours last an average of 90 minutes to two hours and may involve some hills. Please be considerate of your fellow guests and leave pets and younger children at home.

Prices and reservation instructions appear with each tour listing.


Embarcadero Skyway
Thursday, April 27, 2017, 10:00am
Guide: Rob Spoor

San Francisco City Guides LogoTake flight (sort of)! Most of the tour is above the ground. View “Rockefeller Center West” from a different angle and discover a hidden urban oasis. Tread on buried ships that once housed saloons, jails, stores, and brothels.

Tickets are $15 per person and may be purchased online, or by calling (415) 537-1105 ext 0. Please reserve no later than 2:00pm, Tuesday, April 25.


Diego Rivera at the Stock Exchange Tower
Monday, May 22, 2017, 2:00pm
Guide: Rick Evans

San Francisco City Guides LogoThe mural “Allegory of California” graces the stairwell of the City Club (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange Club). See the first mural painted in the United States by the great Mexican artist, Diego Rivera. The Pacific Stock Exchange Lunch Club, now the City Club, is considered the best interior in the Art Deco style in San Francisco, and among the best in California. Rescheduled from an earlier date.

Tickets are $15 per person and may be purchased online, or by calling (415) 537-1105 ext 0. Please reserve no later than 2:00pm on Friday, May 19.


Downtown Deco
Sunday, May 28, 2017, 11:00am
Guide: Therese Poletti

San Francisco City Guides LogoDiscover downtown’s legacy of the Jazz Age through skyscrapers and office buildings from the Roaring 20s and early 1930s. Visit some stunning lobbies and learn about some of San Francisco’s architects and artists who embraced the Art Deco style.

Tickets are $15 per person and may be purchased online, or by calling (415) 537-1105 ext 0. Please reserve no later than 2:00pm on Thursday, May 25.


American History in Golden Gate Park
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 10:00am
Guide: Ernie Ng

San Francisco City Guides LogoHere are statues, plaques, monuments, and trees in Golden Gate Park that commemorate events in American history. This two-hour walk takes you to sites familiar and unfamiliar to most visitors. Come for a nice walk in the park as we review American history.

Tickets are $15 per person and may be purchased online, or by calling (415) 537-1105 ext 0. Please reserve no later than 2:00pm on Thursday, June 22.


Barbary Coast Trail® Tours

Barbary Coast Trail plaque

They’re back! Regular Barbary Coast Trail® tours resume in April. All tours take place on Saturday mornings and start at 10 AM. The schedule is as follows:

  • Part I - “Silver Strikes, Earthquakes, and Lion Dancers” covers Market Street, Union Square, and Chinatown and will be offered on April 8, May 6, and June 3.
  • Part II - “Gold Rushers, Shanghaiers, and Jazz Dancers” covers Portsmouth Square, Jackson Square, and the Barbary Coast and will be offered on April 15, May 13, and June 10.
  • Part III - “Hipsters, Paesani, and Semaphore Hill” covers North Beach, Washington Square, and Telegraph Hill and will be offered on April 22, May 20, and June 17.
  • Part IV - “Stevedores, Feluccas, and Windjammers” covers the Northern Waterfront, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Aquatic Park and will be offered on April 19, May 27, and June 24.

Tours are free for SFMHS members and $15 for non-members. Reservations and pre-payment are required; please call (415) 537-1105 ext. 0 or email rsvp@sfhistory.org at least 48 hours before the tour. You need not take the tours in order.


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Upcoming Events
At A Glance

 

Tue 03/14 March Program

Sat 04/08 Barbary Coast Trail I

Tue 04/11 April Program

Sat 04/15 Barbary Coast Trail II

Sat 04/22 Barbary Coast Trail III

Thu 04/27 Embarcadero Center Tour

Sat 04/29 Barbary Coast Trail IV

Sat 05/06 Barbary Coast Trail I

Tue 05/09 May Program

Sat 05/13 Barbary Coast Trail II

Sat 05/20 Barbary Coast Trail III

Mon 05/22 Diego Rivera Tour

Sat 05/27 Barbary Coast Trail IV

Sun 05/28 Downtown Deco Tour

Sat 06/03 Barbary Coast Trail I

Sat 06/10 Barbary Coast Trail II

Tue 06/13 June Program

Sat 06/17 Barbary Coast Trail III

Sat 06/24 Golden Gate Park Tour

Sat 06/24 Barbary Coast Trail IV


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