Events Calendar

BAHA Events

BAHA’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, 23 November 2014
2 pm – 4 pm
First Church of Christ, Scientist
2619 Dwight Way, Berkeley

Free admission

Join us to celebrate 40 years of preservation advocacy, education, and activism.

We welcome the entire community to this free event, which also celebrates the Landmarks Preservation Ordinance and the many struggles to preserve the heritage and texture of Berkeley.

  • Organ Selections — William Ludtke

  • Greetings and Introductions — John McBride

  • Welcome — Fred Porta, Friends of First Church Berkeley

  • Before BAHA — Shirley Dean

  • Drafting the Landmarks Preservation Ordinance — Carl Bunch (introduced by Susan Dinkelspiel Cerny)

  • Early Days of BAHA — Trish Hawthorne

  • BAHA Goes to Washington to Save Ocean View — Stephanie Manning

  • Why Preservation Awards? — Mary Lee Noonan

  • Landmarks Preservation Commission Today —Austene Hall

  • Wins & Losses: Taking Stock of 40 Years — Daniella Thompson

  • Preservation is a Constant Surprise — The Committee to Save the Jess Murals & the Kael/Basart House

  • A Special Tribute to Sara Holmes Boutelle & Julia Morgan — Neale McGoldrick (research associate) along with members of Sara’s family

  • Cutting of the Birthday Cake in the Fireside Room

  • BAHA 40th Anniversary Wish

RSVP by e-mail or by phone (510) 841-2242.


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Other Events

Looking Back: The Free Speech Movement at Fifty

2 October 2014 – 11 April 2015
Thursday–Saturday, 1 pm–4 pm
History Center, Berkeley Historical Society
Veterans Memorial Building
1931 Center Street, Berkeley

The exhibit, part of the Free Speech Movement’s 50th Anniversary, features photographs, oral history excerpts, and artifacts from the 1964 events and also traces the Civil Rights Movement predating FSM and the struggles that followed. The effect on Berkeley and UC, the role of the FBI, COINTELPRO and NSA, and where we are today are included.

See details of the accompanying lecture series here.

Admission is free. For additional information, visit the BHS website.


Oakland Heritage Alliance Events

Oakland Heritage Alliance offers onging events throughout the year.

Details are available here.


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.


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.


Your donations to BAHA
are tax-deductible.

Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association
2318 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704

(510) 841-2242

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