WNP Events Calendar

Western Neighborhoods Project shares local history at events for community organizations, clubs, businesses, schools, and fairs. We also host our own events, including special walks and symposiums exclusively for WNP members.

Contact us to bring some San Francisco history to your next gathering.

  • 150th Anniversary of 1868 Earthquake(WNP Event)

    Oct 20, 2018 11:00am-12:00pm (Saturday) at Western Neighborhoods Project
    Join us for the 150th anniversary of the October 20, 1868 earthquake, the tremor which had the title of "the Big One" before the disaster of April 18, 1906.

    We will show rare images of the way the city looked before and after the 1868 earthquake, read eyewitness accounts and memories from those who were there, and discuss how ready 1868 made the city for 1906. Plus, are we ready for the next "Big One?" Admission is $20 for the general public, and $10 for WNP members.
    Ticket Prices

    map to: Western Neighborhoods Project 1617 Balboa Street
    Contact: Woody LaBounty woody@outsidelands.org
  • West Side Movie Theatres(WNP Event)

    Oct 25, 2018 7:00pm-8:30pm (Thursday) at Western Neighborhoods Project
    One hundred years ago the Coliseum Theatre opened on Clement Street. By the dawn of World War II, the Richmond District alone had five neighborhood theatres. Join us for an evening of historical images, music, ephemera, and memories of west side neighborhood movie houses from Geary to Irving to Taraval to Stonestown. We will hit them all, and discuss the future of those we have left. Special guests and prizes will be part of the evening as well. Admission is $20 for the general public, and $10 for WNP members.
    Ticket Prices

    map to: Western Neighborhoods Project 1617 Balboa Street
    Contact: Woody LaBounty woody@outsidelands.org
  • West Portal History Pub Crawl(WNP Event)

    Oct 27, 2018 1:00pm-3:30pm (Saturday) at West Portal Avenue
    Join Nicole Meldahl and Richard Brandi for an afternoon of history, strolling, and liquid refreshment stops on West Portal Avenue. In addition to touring neighborhood architecture, learning some local bar origin stories, hearing about the creation and impact of the Twin Peaks Tunnel, and meeting new local history friends, attendees will get drink discounts and a special WNP souvenir. Tickets are $30 to general public, but just $20 to WNP members (join now!). Limited to 30 people and it will sell out, so reserve your spot today!
    Ticket Prices

    map to: West Portal Avenue San Francisco
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
  • Washington High School WNP Member Tour(WNP Event)

    Nov 1, 2018 3:00pm-4:30pm (Thursday) at Washington High School
    Richard Rothman will lead a WNP member tour of George Washington High School with highlights including a mural by Victor Arnautoff, football field frieze by Sargent Johnson, and other important artwork incorporated into the school. Learn the history of the Timothy Pfleuger-designed campus and its importance to the architectural history of San Francisco. The tour is free, but limited to 20 WNP members.

    To reserve your space, use the "Contact Us about this Event" button link at right and let us know the names of attendees. We will respond with the starting point meeting place. (Not a WNP member? Become one now!)
    map to: Washington High School 600 32nd Avenue
    Contact: Woody LaBounty woody@outsidelands.org
  • West Side Movie Theatres 2(WNP Event)

    Nov 3, 2018 11:00am-12:30pm (Saturday) at Western Neighborhoods Project
    Second Show!

    One hundred years ago the Coliseum Theatre opened on Clement Street. By the dawn of World War II, the Richmond District alone had five neighborhood theatres. Join us for an evening of historical images, music, ephemera, and memories of west side neighborhood movie houses from Geary to Irving to Taraval to Stonestown. We will hit them all, and discuss the future of those we have left. Special guests and prizes will be part of the evening as well. Admission is $20 for the general public, and $10 for WNP members.
    Ticket Prices

    map to: Western Neighborhoods Project 1617 Balboa Street
    Contact: Woody LaBounty woody@outsidelands.org

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