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Come to a special event to honor the memory Kevin Starr. The program is co-presented by the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society, the University of San Francisco, and the Mechanics Institute.  The program will feature speakers who worked closely with Kevin and learned from his extensive writings on California history.



Father President Paul J. Fitzgerald, USF

Keynote Address

Speaker: William Deverell, University of Southern California

A light lunch will be provided.

To reserve a seat, RSVP to (415) 537-1105, ext. 0, or email info@sfhistory.org.


Panel: The Humanity of Kevin Starr

Moderator: John Briscoe, San Francisco poet, author, lawyer, SFMHS board member

Other participants include:

Michael Bernick, lawyer, author, former director, California Employment Development Department

Mark Buell, President, San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department

Noah Griffin, writer, composer, founder of the Cole Porter Society

James Haas, historian and author, SFMHS board member

Carl Nolte, writer, San Francisco Chronicle

Bernard Orsi, former aide, Joseph Alioto adminstration

Read William Deverell’s article on Starr.

Read Carl Nolte’s article on Starr.

Donations to help defray the costs of this event would be sincerely appreciated. For further information call (415) 537-1105, ext. 0.

Photo used with permission of the Mercury News, Copyright ©2017. All rights reserved.