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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WNP EventMidwinter Fair of 1894
May 14, 2014 7:00pm-8:00pm (Wednesday) at Merced Branch of SFPL
The Midwinter Fair was centered around today's Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park from January to June in 1894. LaBounty's presentation will cover the exhibits, oddities, and legacy of the fair, from man-eating lions to the origins of the renown de Young Museum and beloved Japanese tea garden. Admission is free, but seating is limited, so arrive early. -
WNP EventSunset District Architecture Tour
Jun 7, 2014 11:00am-12:30pm (Saturday)
Join Mary Brown of the San Francisco Planning Department and WNP board member Lorri Ungaretti on a tour of the central Sunset District. Walkers on this tour, titled The History and Architectural Styles of Tract Houses, 1925-1950, will observe unusual buildings and streets in the central Sunset District, discover the history of the area's housing, hear stories about the neighborhood, and learn about the evolution of popular Period Revival styles, and the small and large firms that transformed the neighborhood.
The tour, which lasts about 90 minutes, is free but limited to 30 WNP members and their guests. Email Richard Brandi (or leave a message at the WNP office at 415-661-1000) with the number in your party, and we will reply with the meeting location.-
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