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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.

  • Monuments, Murals and Memorials(WNP Event)

    Jun 24, 2021 6:00pm-8:00pm (Thursday) at Virtual Event

    What is the purpose of public art? How can we rethink existing cultural landscapes by adding context, challenging preconceptions, and bridging the gap between art and history?

    Join us as Executive Director Nicole Meldahl moderates a panel discussion with local artists Cheyenne Concepcion, Ben Davis, Anna Lisa Escobedo, Dana King and Ben Wood, each of whom are finding innovative ways to dialog with public art and history. We’ll talk about current projects and the bigger picture of why their work is important, what it means to San Francisco, and where we can go from here.

    Pre-registration is required to attend this Zoom webinar. Please register through Eventbrite, which you can access by clicking the link in the More Info field below this description or by copying and pasting the following url into your browser: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/monuments-murals-and-memorials-tickets-158303202139.

    This event is free but donations are appreciated and will be split evenly between the panelists and moderator. Please email nicole@outsidelands.org if you have any issues with registration, or if you do not receive the Zoom link.


    More Info
    map to: Virtual Event San Francisco
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsideland.org
    more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/monuments-murals-and-memorials-tickets-158303202139
  • Presidio Main Post History Walk (WNP Event)

    Jul 10, 2021 10:00am-12:00pm (Saturday) at Presidio of San Francisco

    Join us for this in-person history walk led by our pal John Martini through his old stomping grounds at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

    The Main Post of the Presidio of San Francisco encompasses more history than any other site within the GGNRA: Ohlone people, Spanish colonists, Buffalo Soldiers, Japanese Internment. Highlights of this mile-long walk include the newly renovated Presidio Officers Club and Heritage Center, the Inn at the Presidio, the San Francisco Film Institute, and the new Presidio Parkway project.

    Our journey begins at 10:00am and is expected the to take about 2 hours. The super secret meeting location will be emailed when tickets are purchased: $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Please register through Eventbrite, which you can access by clicking the link in the More Info field below this description or by copying and pasting the following URL into your browser: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wnp-presidio-main-post-history-walk-tickets-157682702207

    The walk is limited to 30 people and we will follow whatever San Francisco Department of Health regulations are in place at the time.


    More Info
    map to: Presidio of San Francisco San Francisco
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
    more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wnp-presidio-main-post-history-walk-tickets-157682702207
  • Sutro Heights History Walk (WNP Event)

    Aug 14, 2021 10:00am-12:00pm (Saturday) at Sutro Heights

    Join us for this in-person scenic and historic walk led by our pal John Martini through his old stomping grounds at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

    John’s tour brings Sutro’s “Pleasure Grounds” alive and recreates the area San Franciscans long considered their very own seaside wonderland. The walk, which features an easy grade with one uphill section and one area of unpaved paths, will include an overview of the Cliff House and ruins of Sutro Baths, Sutro’s midway of Merrie Way, and a loop walk through Sutro Heights, the faded formal estate of San Francisco mayor and Comstock millionaire Adolph Sutro.

    Tour begins at 10:00am and is expected to take about 1.5 to2 hours. The super-secret meeting location will be emailed when tickets are purchased: $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Please register through Eventbrite, which you can access by clicking the link in the More Info field below this description of copying and pasting the following URL into your browser: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wnp-sutro-heights-history-walk-tickets-157687015107

    The walk is limited to 30 people and we will follow whatever San Francisco Department of Health regulations are in place at the time.


    More Info
    map to: Sutro Heights San Francisco
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
    more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wnp-sutro-heights-history-walk-tickets-157687015107
  • Lost Identities: A Forest Hill Extension History Walk(WNP Event)

    Sep 4, 2021 10:00am-12:00pm (Saturday) at Forest Hill Extension

    Join us for this in-person walking tour led by former Western Neighborhoods Project board member and historic preservation consultant Richard Brandi through Forest Hill Extension this Labor Day weekend on September 4, 2021 at 10:00 am.

    The area called Forest Hill Extension on the San Francisco Realtors map includes four other residential developments: Claremont Court, Laguna Honda Park, Rockridge Terrace, and Edgehill. Some of these developments are not well-known or have lost their identities. Brandi, who wrote the book “Garden Neighborhoods of San Francisco,” will explain how they came into being and what makes them unique.

    Our two-hour tour begins at 10:00am and is generally level, except for Edgehill Way. The super-secret meeting location will be emailed when tickets are purchased: $10 for members and $20 for non-members.Please register through Eventbrite, which you can access by clicking the link in the More Info field below this description or by copying and pasting the following URL into your browser: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wnp-forest-hill-extension-history-walk-tickets-157878608167

    The walk is limited to 30 people and we will follow whatever San Francisco Department of Health regulations are in place at the time.


    More Info
    map to: Forest Hill Extension San Francisco
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
    more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wnp-forest-hill-extension-history-walk-tickets-157878608167
  • Batteries, Bluffs & Bridge History Walk(WNP Event)

    Sep 18, 2021 10:00am-12:00pm (Saturday) at Fort Winfield Scott

    Join us for an in-person history walk led by historian John Martini.

    On this easy walk, we’ll explore the Bay Trail and Coastal Trails skirting the bluff tops of Fort Winfield Scott. We’ll enjoy gorgeous views, walk beneath the girders of the Golden Gate Bridge, see fortifications that guarded the bay from the 1860s through World War II, and a peek at the expansive, waiting-to-be-renovated parade ground and barracks at Fort Winfield Scott.

    Tour begins at 10:00am and is expected to take about 2 hours with a moderate grade and some uphill areas. The super-secret meeting location will be emailed when tickets are purchased: $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Please register through Eventbrite, which you can access by clicking the link in the More Info field below this description or by copying and pasting the following URL into your browser: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wnp-batteries-bluffs-bridge-history-walk-tickets-157688736255

    The walk is limited to 30 people and we will follow whatever San Francisco Department of Health regulations are in place at the time.


    More Info
    map to: Fort Winfield Scott San Francisco
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
    more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wnp-batteries-bluffs-bridge-history-walk-tickets-157688736255
  • Lost Cemetery of Lincoln Park History Walk(WNP Event)

    Oct 24, 2021 5:00pm-7:00pm (Sunday) at Lincoln Park Golf Course

    Few people realize that today’s Lincoln Park Golf Course was once “City Cemetery,” the final resting place for tens of thousands of San Francisco's dead, including a Chinese burial ground and the municipal paupers’ graveyard called Potter’s Field.

    Join historian and retired ranger John Martini on this twilight exploration and discover forgotten funerary monuments along the golf course fairways. The walk starts at a super-secret location and proceeds along uphill paved paths and across some stretches of lawn before ending at the Palace of the Legion of Honor. Gradeis moderate with some uphill sections and lawn

    Tour begins at 5:00pm and is expected to take about 1.5 hours. The super-secret meeting location will be emailed when tickets are purchased: $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Please register through Eventbrite, which you can access by clicking in the link in the More Info field below this description, or by copying and pasting the following url into your browser: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wnp-lost-cemetery-of-lincoln-park-history-walk-tickets-157691428307

    The walk is limited to 30 people and we will follow whatever San Francisco Department of Health regulations are in place at the time.


    More Info
    map to: Lincoln Park Golf Course San Francisco
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
    more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wnp-lost-cemetery-of-lincoln-park-history-walk-tickets-157691428307
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