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Thursday, June 28th, 2018
  • Lecture Series
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: Thursday, June 28th, 2018 - 8:30 pm

    Location: Alameda Elks Lodge 2255 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501, United States


    Description:

    Carnegie Libraries in Alameda County
    Presented by Annalee Allen & Gene Anderson
    The lecture will highlight the importance of these places from an historical standpoint and different ways they are continuing to be used. One of 19th-century industrialist Andrew Carnegie’s many philanthropies, these libraries entertained and educated millions. Between 1886 and 1919, Carnegie’s donations of more than $40 million paid for 1,679 new library buildings in communities large and small across America. Sponsor: Liz Rush, Realtor, McGuire Real Estate.

    Lectures held at the Elk's Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave at 7:00PM. Parking Available in the back! Admission is free for Museum Members, and $10 at the door for others. Doors open at 6:30PM

Thursday, July 26th, 2018
  • Lecture Series
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: Thursday, July 26th, 2018 - 8:30 pm

    Location: Alameda Elks Lodge 2255 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501, United States


    Description:

    Dirk van Erp, The Great San Francisco Coppersmith
    Presented by Gus Bostrom of California Historical Design in Alameda. He will talk about the work of van Erp. The Dutch American artisan, coppersmith and metalsmith, was best known for lamps made of copper with mica shades, and also for copper vases, bowls and candlesticks. He was a prominent participant in the Arts and Crafts Movement and active in Oakland and San Francisco. In 2014 Gus Bostrom acquired Dirk van Erp’s original tools with a promise to never sell them. He started the Dirk van Erp Foundation, a California non-profit, to protect van Erp’s tools. After starting this venture in Berkeley, he recently moved both his gallery and The Dirk van Erp Workshop Museum to Alameda in 2016.

    Lectures held at the Elk's Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave at 7:00PM. Parking Available in the back! Admission is free for Museum Members, and $10 at the door for others. Doors open at 6:30PM

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
  • Lecture Series
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 - 8:30 pm

    Location: Alameda Elks Lodge 2255 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501, United States


    Description:

    Fernside: The Story of a Neighborhood
    Presented by Woody Minor
    A sequel to last year’s and a tie-in to this year’s Woody Walk, the August lecture will cover the history and architecture of Alameda’s foremost residential tract of the early 20th century. Beginning with an overview of Fernside’s origin as the private estate
    of railroad magnate A. A. Cohen, we will see how his heirs worked with an Oakland bank to develop the estate as the city’s largest single subdivision. The tract’s rich architectural legacy, from Tudor to Spanish to Ranch, will be amply illustrated with a focus on notable architects and builders, highlighting residential design in the after- math of the bungalow. Sponsor: Peter Fletcher, Broker, Windermere Real Estate.
    Lectures held at the Elk's Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave at 7:00PM. Parking Available in the back! Admission is free for Museum Members, and $10 at the door for others. Doors open at 6:30PM

Thursday, September 27th, 2018
  • Lecture Series
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: Thursday, September 27th, 2018 - 8:30 pm

    Location: Alameda Elks Lodge 2255 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501, United States


    Description:

    In Memory of Alameda: Archives, Public Space and the Narratives of Alameda, California.
    Presented by Rasheed Shabazz
    Alameda resident and writer Rasheed Shabazz will discuss how Alameda is remembered in a discussion of the city’s archives, monuments, and written histories. Sponsor: Evelyn Kennedy, Alain Pinel Realtors, and Alameda Museum Board Member.Lectures held at the Elk's Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave at 7:00PM. Parking Available in the back! Admission is free for Museum Members, and $10 at the door for others. Doors open at 6:30PM