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Upcoming Events


Join OHA for our fall BUILDING TOURS and unique PRESENTATIONS! 

Click here to purchase advance tickets on Eventbrite.

REMEMBER: if you join OHA or renew your membership on the day of an event ($45 individual, $65 family), you receive a $10 discount on the event admission (that is, a free lecture/presentation or half price for a reserved tour!)

Your donations support the work of Oakland Heritage Alliance, a non-profit preservation organization!



Thursday, October 30, presentation 7:00 pm–8:30pm

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fascinating Structures Up and Down the West Coast

Mark Anthony Wilson, Architectural Historian

• Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave.  $10 members, $15 general.
Doors open at 6:30pm for registration. 

Local architectural historian and author Mark Wilson will share stories from his recently published book, Frank Lloyd Wright on the West Caost.

Wright's buildings in the Midwest and on the East Coast have been well documented, but his work on the West Coast has not. Mr Wilson does this! Wright designed a total of 36 structures from Southern California to Seattle. And, Mark's research is not just another survey of buildings, but features fascinating background information and insights gleaned from original owners' correspondence with Wright, and interviews with them and their descendants. 

Books will be available for sale at an event discount. Mr. Wilson will sign books.




Saturday, November 8, tour  10 am–noon
Lehmann Wheel-cut Glass Studio—From Complex Historic Replacements to New Designs

Andreas Lehmann, Artistic License

•Lehmann Glass Studio - $20 members, $25 general.
Advance Registration Required@Eventbrite—Limited to 20 guests.

Please join OHA for a rare opportunity to learn how wheel-cut glass is made as
artisan and proprietor Andreas Lehmann opens his studio for this special OHA tour. The event will include a 30 minute PowerPoint presentation as well as a demonstration of wheel-cutting technique.

 Lehmann Glass Studio specializes in Victorian reproductions of brilliant wheel-cut glass. www.lehmannglass.com

Thursday, November 20, presentation 7:00 pm–8:30pm
Regional History and Architectural Insights

Paul Duchscherer, historic Preservation and Design History

• Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave.  $10 members, $15 general.

This lecture will show that the term “Victorian” describes a time period, and not a specific style.  In fact, the Victorian era (1837-1910), is characterized by a procession of distinctly different styles, most of which can be described as “historic revival” styles.  The San Francisco Bay Area’s development in the 19th century reflected these national trends.  This lecture explores the characteristics of each style through local examples, as seen in Paul’s book Victorian Glory, recently published by Schiffer.  Coverage priority is given to Bay Area house museums that are open to the public, including several exceptional Oakland examples. Book signing! Mr. Duchscherer's new book will be available for purhcase. 


For information about events, or to volunteer, please call the OHA office at 510-763-9218 or email info@oaklandheritage.org.