Events Calendar


BAHA Events


Look for us at the Bay Area Book Festival

Saturday & Sunday
6 & 7 June 2015
Berkeley Civic Center

Look for the joint BAHA/Berkeley Historical Society booth on Allston Way, in front of the Downtown YMCA and across from the Post Office.

The booth will be open from 10 am until 6 pm on both days, offering dozens of titles of history and fiction about Berkeley, including many hard-to-find or out-of-print BAHA and BHS publications.

Author book signings:

  • Burl Willes, author of Tales of the Elmwood and editor of Picturing Berkeley: A Postcard History, 10–11 am, Saturday.
  • Dave Weinstein, author of It Came From Berkeley, 11 am–1 pm, Saturday.
  • Shirley Streshinsky, author of Atomic Love (Robert Oppenheimer and his Berkeley days), 1–3 pm, Saturday.
  • Tonya Staros and Jeanine Castello-Lin, co-authors of Crowden School oral history, 2–4 pm, Saturday.
  • Shelley Rideout, co-author of Berkeley Bohemia, 10 am–1 pm, Sunday.
  • Susan Cerny, author of Berkeley Landmarks and the Architectural Guidebook to San Francisco and the Bay Area, 11:30 am–1:30 pm, Sunday.
  • Susan Austin, author of The Bamboo Garden, a children’s novel of interracial friendship against the backdrop of 1923 Berkeley and the Berkeley Fire, 12–2 pm, Sunday.
  • Roy Fisher Doolan, long-time Berkeley resident and author of a new memoir about his life, including World War II experiences, 2–4 pm, Sunday.
  • Sarah Wikander, co-author of Picturing Berkeley: A Postcard History, 2–5 pm, Sunday.
  • Harvey Smith, author of Berkeley and the New Deal, 2–5 pm, Sunday.

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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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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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