WNP Events Calendar
We're happy to appear at street fairs, festivals, and other community events to show old photos of the neighborhood, give out free booklets, and chat with people about west SF history.
We also do slide shows and lectures for community groups, classrooms, preschools, clubs, historical societies, and other organizations who'd like to hear more about topics like the Sunset district, the old Rancho San Miguel, earthquake shacks, and "Carville".
Special walks for WNP members and their guests occur at least quarterly. Past walks have included Lands End, Ocean Avenue, the Parkside District, and Forest Hill. Join the Western Neighborhoods Project and come learn more about these fascinating San Francisco neighborhoods.
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Dianne Feinstein Elementary Schoolyard Kick-Off CelebrationJoin the Shared Schoolyard Project and Supervisors Mark Farrell and Katy Tang at Dianne Feinstein Elementary School on Saturday April 30 from 11am to 1pm for an exciting kick-off event marking the grand re-opening of the schoolyard on weekends for public use. Western Neighborhoods Project will be there, sharing Sunset District history. Other activities will include a bookmark-making session with the San Francisco Public Library Parkside Branch, science activities with CAMP EDMO, face painting by Growth and Learning Opportunities, outdoor education with Education Outside, and more. Plus, sandwiches and a ribbon cutting ceremony. -
Apr 30, 2016 11:00am-1:00pm (Saturday) at Dianne Feinstein Elementary School
Parkmerced: 75 Years of the City in a CityIn 1941, the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company purchased almost 200 acres of land from the old Spring Valley Water Company to create the Parkmerced apartment community at the edge of San Francisco`s Lake Merced. On a geometric landscape design created by architect Thomas Dolliver Church, colonial-style apartment villas were erected beginning in World War II to be joined in the 1950s by eleven 13-story towers. At the dawn of big changes to Parkmerced, Woody LaBounty will share historical images, anecdotes, and trivia from the first 75 years of San Francisco`s "city in a city". -
May 11, 2016 7:00pm (Wednesday) at Merced Branch Library
100,000 Pictures: Presenting OpenSFHistoryJoin David Gallagher and Woody LaBounty, founders of the Western Neighborhoods Project, for an illustrated presentation about their newly launched endeavor, OpenSFHistory.org. This new web portal presents the results of a huge and ongoing volunteer effort to archive and make public over 100,000 historical images of San Francisco amassed over decades by a private collector. The slideshow will present many high resolution gems of the collection and highlight the process of bringing them to the public. This event is hosted by the Mechanics Institute Library and Chess Room. Event is free and open to the public, but please register at their website. -
May 12, 2016 6:00pm (Thursday) at Mechanics Institute Library and Chess Room, 4th Floor Meeting Room
WNP EventInner Sunset History Pub Crawl
May 14, 2016 2:30pm-4:30pm (Saturday)
Learn about the 1894 Midwinter Fair, dynamite factories, park bums baseball, Doelger City, and a famous pot of baked beansall while sharing a pint with your friends. Special pub crawl swag will be given to participants, and were planning a post-tour pizza stop, if youd care to join us.
Space is limited with a maximum number of 30 participants, so reserve your spot today. $20 for non-members and $10 for WNP members.
More information and purchase tickets at http://www.outsidelands.org/pubcrawl/
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