Events Calendar


BAHA Events


Annual Meeting & Preservation Awards Presentation

Thursday, 28 May 2015
The Hillside Club
2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley

6:30 Social Hour — no-host wine bar
7:00 Buffet Dinner ($35 by reservation)*
7:30 Business Meeting and Election of Officers & Directors — free coffee & dessert for all
8:00 Preservation Awards Presentation

* Dinner will be provided by Mediterraneo Catering. The $35 per-person price includes one glass of wine.

To reserve, please send a check made out to BAHA (to reach us no later than 25 May) to:

BAHA
2318 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704

You may also order online. Please include the names of your guests.

For further information, call (510) 841-2242 or e-mail to baha@berkeleyheritage.com.


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Other Events

Sitting in Style: Unabridged Reflections on the Swedenborgian Chair

A lecture by Timothy L. Hansen

Sunday, 7 June 2015
5:00 pm
San Francisco Swedenborgian Church
2107 Lyon Street, San Francisco

If you’ve missed Tim Hansen’s fascinating lecture about the birth of the Mission-style chair in our Fall 2013 series, here’s another chance. His illustrated talk will focus on American Arts & Crafts design; A.J. Forbes & Son, the manufacturers of the Swedenborgian chair; and the question of the chair’s designer and its influence.


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Berkeley Historical Society Spring 2015 Walking Tours


The Carbone orchid nursery, late 1930s (McCullagh photo courtesy of Louise Colombatto)

Saturday, 23 May
Berkeley Woods

Led by Paul Grunland

This subdivision became part of Berkeley in 1959, along with the neighboring subdivision of Park Hills, rounding out the north and east boundaries of our city. Starting at the EBMUD reservoir at the top of Spruce Street, we will explore an area once used by plant nurseries and the Pacific Lutheran Seminary at the top of Marin Avenue. The route is uphill, so prepare for an aerobic walk.

For additional information and ticket orders, visit the BHS website.


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Secret Sequoyah House Tour

Oakland Heritage Alliance’s summer house tour will focus on the Sequoyah neighborhood, nestled between two golf clubs at the northern edge of Knowland Park. Seven houses will be open on the self-guided tour, which will also include the Sequoyah Country Club and its grounds. A reception at the Country Club will follow the tour.

Sunday, 19 July 2015
Tour: Noon–4 pm
Reception: 4 pm–6 pm
Tickets: $25 OHA members, $35 general

For information or to volunteer, call the OHA office at (510) 763-9218 or e-mail info@oaklandheritage.org.

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Free Guided Tours of the Oakland Museum

Founded in 1971, the Council on Architecture at the Oakland Museum of California supports the museum and celebrates its exceptional architecture. Its members are interested in promoting greater understanding and appreciation of the built environment through architectural tours, exhibits, and lectures.

On the first Sunday of each month, at 1 pm, members of the Council on Architecture lead tours featuring the museum’s architecture and gardens. There’s much to talk about with the exciting enhancements to the building by Mark Cavagnero Associates.

For additional information, call Sandra Coleman, (510) 451-6796.

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Guided Tours of the Paramount Theatre

Public tours of the Paramount Theatre are given on the first and third Saturdays of each month, excluding holidays and holiday weekends. No reservations are necessary. Tours begin promptly at 10:00 am at the Box Office entrance on 21st Street near Broadway. The tour lasts about 2 hours and provides a full and informative view of the Theatre. Cameras are allowed. Admission is $5.00 per person. Children must be at least 10 years old, and adult chaperones are required. Please note that some areas of the tour are not wheelchair accessible.

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2318 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704

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