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.

  • Finding the Parkside: WNP Member Symposium(WNP Event)

    Apr 26, 2018 7:00pm-8:00pm (Thursday) at Western Neighborhoods Project at 1617 Balboa Street
    Join Woody LaBounty and Sunset District historian Lorri Ungaretti for a special member symposium on the Parkside District. Begun in 1905 as an optimistic real estate venture on foggy sand dunes, the Parkside played a role in the post-earthquake government graft trials, grew into one of the west side's most influential neighborhoods, and kept an identity separate from the greater Sunset District through most of the twentieth century.

    We will explore the Parkside's history and identity with maps, photographs, ephemera, personal memories, and conversation.

    Free to WNP members, but space is limited. RSVP by clicking the Contact Us button or emailing to woody@outsidelands.org
    map to: Western Neighborhoods Project at 1617 Balboa Street 1617 Balboa Street
    Contact: Woody LaBounty woody@outsidelands.org
  • Sutro 188th Birthday Celebration

    Apr 28, 2018 1:00pm-3:00pm (Saturday) at Sutro Reading Room, J. Paul Leonard Library
    WNP Board Member Chelsea Sellin will be a speaker at a celebration of the 188th anniversary of Adolph Sutro's birthday at the Sutro Library Reading Room of the California State Library at San Francisco State University.

    Hear about the forgotten history of the Sutro Family women, Adolph Sutro's place in Jewish life in the city, and more. Sponsored by the California State Library Foundation. Free, but you must RSVP through Eventbrite at sutrobday.eventbrite.com
    map to: Sutro Reading Room, J. Paul Leonard Library 1630 Holloway Avenue
    Contact: sutro@library.ca.gov
    more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrate-adolph-sutros-birthday-tickets-44229710254
  • Ask a Historian Table at Green Apple Books

    Apr 28, 2018 1:00pm-3:00pm (Saturday) at Green Apple Books
    As part of the controlled celebrational madness that is Independent Bookstore Day, WNP's Woody LaBounty will staff an "Ask a Historian" table in front of Green Apple Books. Come ask any question of the west side's history guy. (He has a 50% correct answer rate, but all are somewhat entertaining.)
    map to: Green Apple Books 506 Clement Street
    more info: https://www.greenapplebooks.com
  • WNP 19th Birthday Bash(WNP Event)

    May 19, 2018 2:00pm-5:00pm (Saturday) at The Plough and the Stars
    Help us celebrate 19 years of preserving and sharing history and support your favorite nonprofit neighborhood history group. Western Neighborhoods Project will take over venerable Richmond District institution The Plough and the Stars for an afternoon of toasts, historical images, and stories. Come hear about earthquake refugee shacks, Irish pub histories, and how Outside Lands once more became a familiar phrase to San Franciscans.

    We have to keep it 21+, but perhaps we'll have a kid-friendly event soon with more birthday cake. Tickets are a mere $19. If we still have space we will take admission at the door, but you know how quickly we sell our events out, so better reserve your spot now. Buy Tickets/More Info
    map to: The Plough and the Stars 116 Clement Street
    Contact: Woody LaBounty woody@outsidelands.org
  • Washington High School WNP Member Tour(WNP Event)

    May 23, 2018 2:00pm-3:30pm (Wednesday) at George 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 make your reservation, use the "Contact" button or email below. We will reply with meeting spot.
    map to: George Washington High School 600 32nd Avenue
    Contact: Woody woody@outsidelands.org
  • Lone Mountain Cemeteries and Discovering Edith Cook(WNP Event)

    May 24, 2018 7:00pm-8:30pm (Thursday) at Western Neighborhoods Project at 1617 Balboa Street
    In 2016, a backyard landscaping project at a home near Rossi Park turned up a small metal casket with two viewing windows. Inside, a young girl lay suspended in an exceptional state of preservation. In early March 2018, dozens of grave markers and cut stones were unearthed during a parking lot renovation.

    From the 1850s until the 1930s, San Francisco's dead rested in four large cemeteries around Lone Mountain. Why were they removed and what remains of them both above and below ground in the city? Join us for an illustrated presentation on the cemeteries and a conversation with L. J. Moore and Alex Snyder, who was part of the investigative team that discovered the identity of the little girl found 140 years after being laid to her "final" rest.

    Tickets are $10, but space is limited, so reserve your seat today. Buy Tickets/More Info
    map to: Western Neighborhoods Project at 1617 Balboa Street 1617 Balboa Street
    Contact: Woody LaBounty woody@outsidelands.org
  • Where the Streetcars Used to Go(WNP Event)

    Jun 21, 2018 7:00pm-8:00pm (Thursday) at Western Neighborhoods Project
    Drawing on OpenSFHistory images, designer Chris Arvin has created an interactive historic streetcar map that allows users to explore the routes San Francisco streetcars took and those that remain today. Join us as we foray into a discussion with Chris about the making of this map and the history he discovered in the process.

    Tickets are $10, but space is limited so reserve your seat today. Buy Tickets/More Info
    map to: Western Neighborhoods Project 1617 Balboa Street
    Contact: Woody LaBounty woody@outsidelands.org

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