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Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 13th, 2019
  • Museum Closure - Docent/Volunteer appreciation lunch
    Starts: 11:00 am
    Ends: Saturday, April 13th, 2019 - 2:00 pm


    Description:

    The Museum will be closed on April 13, 2019. Docents will be away for an invitation-only appreciation event.

Thursday, April 25th, 2019
  • 2019 Lecture Series 1: Arrival of the Transcontinental Railroad - with Dennis Evanosky & Eric Kos
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: Thursday, April 25th, 2019 - 8:30 pm

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


    Description:

    ARRIVAL OF THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD
    with DENNIS EVANOSKY & ERIC KOS

    Join Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos as they explore Alameda’s role in the September 6, 1869, arrival of the transcontinental railroad on A.A. Cohen’s San Francisco & Alameda Railroad. Discover the part that the “Curse of Dead Cow Curve” (if you believe in curses) may have played in stopping the transcontinental trains from running through Niles Canyon and onto San Jose and into San Francisco. Dennis and Eric will tell of the shenanigans that led to the 1882 murder of the man who some say placed the curse on the Western Pacific Railroad’s 1866 attempt to traverse today’s Nile’s Canyon. Sponsor: Evelyn Kennedy, Alain Pinel Realtors, & Alameda Museum Board Member.

    Doors open at 6:30. Parking Available in the back!

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
  • 2019 Lecture Series 2: A Concise History of Alameda's Vintage Neon Signs - Greta Dutcher.
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 - 8:30 pm

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


    Description:

    A CONCISE HISTORY OF ALAMEDA’S VINTAGE NEON SIGNS
    with GRETA DUTCHER

    Local Author Greta Dutcher known for the Alameda Postcard History Series and Images of America – Alameda presents an illustrated talk on the remaining vintage neon signs in the city of Alameda, with an emphasis on the beauty of neon as an art form; also, the documentation, preservation and restoration of neon signs. Sponsor: Liz Rush, Realtor, McGuire Real Estate

    Doors open at 6:30 pm. Parking available in the back.

Thursday, June 27th, 2019
  • 2019 Lecture Series 3: Black Military History - with Leon Watkins & Larry Thompson
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: Thursday, June 27th, 2019 - 8:30 pm

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


    Description:

    BLACK MILITARY HISTORY
    with LEON WATKINS & LARRY THOMPSON
    As founding members of the group The Walking Ghosts of Black History, Watkins and Thompson promote awareness of African-Americans’ roll in the military history of the United States, as well as community service and outreach to veterans and active duty military. The presentation will explore African-American service during war time, with a focus on WWII, as NAS Alameda served a major role in protection of the Pacific. Sponsor: Pacific Coast Community Services

    Doors open at 6:30 pm. Parking available in the back.

Thursday, July 25th, 2019
  • 2019 Lecture Series 4: Alameda Legends - with James Francis McGee
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: Thursday, July 25th, 2019 - 8:30 pm

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


    Description:

    Lecture:
    ALAMEDA LEGENDS; ATHLETES AND FIELDS OF DREAMS IN THE ISLAND CITY
    with JAMES FRANCIS MCGEE

    Former resident James Francis McGee will bring to life images and stories of yester-year during his presentation about Alameda athletic legends of days gone by, with an emphasis on Japanese American players in the ATK League. McGee will honor the many athletes who competed on the field of play for the love of the game throughout the decades.

    Doors open at 6.30 pm. Parking available in the back.