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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.

  • History Happy Hour with Greg Gaar(WNP Event)

    May 13, 2021 5:30pm-6:30pm (Thursday) at Virtual Event

    Nicole Meldahl and David Gallagher in conversation with local historians, artists, longtime west side residents, and other surprise guests, chatting about a variety of historical subjects. Audience members are encouraged to participate and, of course, bring their beverage of choice.

    This week we sit down with Greg Gaar, a native San Franciscan who has dedicated his life to documenting the built environment and restoring San Francisco's natural landscapes. He's also a prolific photojournalist who captured the local music scene in the 1970s and 1980s. We'll chat with Greg as he shares his favorite music photos from the over 1,000 curated selections recently made available on OpenSFHistory.org. Don't miss your chance to reminisce about old shows and ask him what it was like to be there then.

    This event is free but donations are appreciated and pre-registration is required.

    A Zoom link will be emailed to you after registration. If you don't receive it immediately, please let us know.


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    map to: Virtual Event San Francisco
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org

  • Podcast Live Audience - Jesse Cook Collection Revisited(WNP Event)

    May 14, 2021 6:00pm-7:00pm (Friday) at Virtual Event

    Be part of the live "studio" audience at our weekly podcast recording! Join the Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast crew for this exclusive behind-the-scenes session with added visual content, outtakes, and access to the after party.

    This week, Michael joins us to revisit one of our favorite collections at The Bancroft Library, compiled by prolific photographer Jesse B. Cook.

    This event is an exclusive benefit for WNP Members. Not a member yet? Join at the link and claim your spot backstage!


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    map to: Virtual Event San Francisco
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
  • Cliff House Collection Community Listening Session(WNP Event)

    May 20, 2021 6:00pm-7:00pm (Thursday) at Virtual Event

    Over 400 of you donated to help us save art and artifacts from the Cliff House auction on March 11-12 and we did it! Just shy of 60 items were purchased, ranging from a small lot of 1870s photographs depicting the Sutro Baths area to the iconic Whitney family Totem Pole, and will be part of the Western Neighborhoods Project collection now.

    Since you helped us save them, you'll have a voice in our short-term and long-term plans to make them accessible to the public once again. Join us on Thursday, May 20th at 6:00pm for the second Community Listening Session that will inform how and where we are able to share the Cliff House experience for generations to come. Hear what the Dream Team of Alexandra Mitchell, ACT Art Conservation, John Lindsey, The Great Highway gallery, and our own Nicole Meldahl have been working on since the auction closed, learn how you can support Phase 2 of this endeavor, and bring your own ideas to share!

    This free event will be hosted via Zoom and pre-registration is required. If you do not receive a confirmation email when you register, please contact us.


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    map to: Virtual Event
    Contact: Nicole Meldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
  • Residence Parks That Never Were(WNP Event)

    Jun 5, 2021 10:00am-11:00am (Saturday) at Virtual Event

    The Outside Lands are home to many residence parks, developments with detached houses, picturesque streets, and landscaping that convey the feeling of living in a park. Luckily for us, this type of development seen in St. Francis Wood, Forest Hill and Sea Cliff is the specialty of former Western Neighborhoods Project board member and historic preservation consultant Richard Brandi, who has written the forthcoming book “Garden Neighborhoods of San Francisco: The Development of Residence Parks, 1905-1924.

    Join Brandi on June 5, 2021 at 10:00 am for a Zoom walking talk that covers four ambitious projects never built: Lake Merced, Visitation Valley, Bayshore, and Presidio Gardens (the Marina).

    This event is free but donations are appreciated and you must register in advance to receive a Zoom link. Please let us know if you don’t receive a confirmation email after you’ve completed registration.


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    map to: Virtual Event San Francisco
    Contact: Nicole MEldahl nicole@outsidelands.org
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