Events Calendar

BAHA Events

Annual Membership Meeting & Preservation Awards Presentation

Thursday, 26 May 2016
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. Vegetarian option available.

If you wish to order dinner, please purchase tickets online and include the names of your guests.

For further information, call (510) 841-2242 or e-mail to

Slate of BAHA Officers and Directors for FY 2016–17

The duly constituted BAHA nominating committee carefully vetted and selected a slate of officers and directors for the 2016–2017 board. At its monthly meeting on 16 May 2016, the current Board of Directors held a hearing and voted to adopt the nominating committee’s recommendation for the following slate. This is the slate that is being presented to the membership at the annual meeting.

President: Steven Finacom
Vice-President: Leila H. Moncharsh
Secretary: Carrie Olson
Treasurer: Stephanie Manning

Directors at Large

  • Christopher Adams
  • Susan Cerny
  • Judith Harris-Frisk
  • Jane Edginton
  • Neysa Garrett
  • James Grandison
  • Glen Jarvis
  • Ann Killebrew
  • Lauren MacDonald
  • Jane McKinne-Mayer
  • Arlene Silk

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    Other Events

    Berkeley! How We Got Our Name

    17 April – 24 September 2016
    Berkeley History Center
    Veterans Memorial Building
    1931 Center Street

    In 1866, the private College of California, predecessor to the University of California, was getting ready to subdivide and sell some of the land it owned north of Oakland and south of the college site to help pay for building a campus. The college trustees knew that a name was needed if they were to sell home sites. They had turned to Frederick Law Olmsted for guidance. Would we have been better off living in Shelterdue, Havensholme, or even Billingsgate, as Olmsted suggested? How did we end up with Berkeley?

    This new exhibit at the Berkeley Historical Society commemorates the 150th anniversary of the official selection of the name Berkeley on 24 May 1866. Curators Steven Finacom and Phyllis Gale, using documents, manuscripts, diaries, maps, images, and other sources, follow a committee of college trustees as they gathered on Founders’ Rock, an outcropping now found on the corner of Hearst Avenue and Gayley Road, to name the hamlet. It will retell the story of George Berkeley, how his name came to be attached to our campus and town, and who was involved in the naming.

    Admission free; donations welcome; wheelchair accessible. Telephone: (510) 848-0181. Regular hours: Thurs.–Sat., 1 pm–4 pm.


    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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