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Upcoming Events


OAKLAND HERITAGE ALLIANCE SUMMER 2014

Join OHA for another fantastic season of summer WALKING TOURS! 

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 regular walking tour and half price for a reserve tour!)

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

 

AUGUST TOURS

Saturday, August 30, 11 am– 1:30 pm  • NEW TOUR!

STEPPING INTO THE PAST

• Front of La Borinqueña Mex-icatessen, 582 7th St.

Carmichael resident Ruben Llamas grew up in West Oakland, 7th Street, a first generation American born to Mexican immigrants. His book, Eye from the Edge, is a memoir that lets us glimpse Oakland’s history through his eyes. West Oakland comes to life as Llamas gives texture to its history, with memories from his Dad’s La Ideal Music shop as he depicts the area from pre-World War II through the 1970s.—Ruben Llamas

 

Sunday, August 31, 10 am–12:00pm

CHINATOWN OAKLAND: A BIT OF ASIA

• Fountain of Pacific Renaissance Plaza, 388 9th Street, between Webster and Franklin Streets.

Fee parking under Pacific Renaissance Plaza

San Francisco’s Chinatown may be a tourist attraction, but Oakland’s is a vital economic force, everchanging in social dynamics and cultural diversity. Learn about a fascinating neighborhood and its evolution into “Asiatown” with many Southeast Asian immigrants. In addition to the architecture, we explore history, cultural bases, changing demographics and food. Some interiors, time permitting. Optional group lunch after. A brisk level walk, some stairs.—Ernest Chann

 

OAKLAND HERITAGE ALLIANCE FALL 2014

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, September 18, presentation 7 pm–8:30pm
ITS NAME WAS MUD:
The Story of EBMUD and the History of East Bay Water
Michelle Blackwell, Community Affairs Representative, EBMUD
• Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave. $10 members, $15 general.

Saturday, September 27, tour and presentation 10 am–noon
A MOVING EXPERIENCE:
The Kingfish Dive Bar, looking back and forward!

Stacy Farr, Architectural Historian • Chris Andrews, Project Architect
• 5227 Claremont Avenue •  $20 members, $25 general.

Saturday, October 18, tour 12:30 pm–s:30pm
OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE:
Understanding the Theater Restoravction Process!

David Boysel, Theater Restoration Expert
Advance Registration Required@Eventbrite—Limited to 30 guests.
Note: Multilevel tour; Paramount Theatre does not have elevators.
$20 members, $25 general.

Saturday, October 30, presentation 7:00 pm–8:30pm
THE WRIGHT STUFF: 
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.

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

Andreas Lehmann, Artistic License
Advance Registration Required@Eventbrite—Limited to 20 guests.
$20 members, $25 general.

Thursday, November 20, presentation 7:00 pm–8:30pm
VICTORIAN GLORY: 
Regional History and Architectural Insights
Paul Duchscherer, historic Preservation and Design History
• Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave. $10 members, $15 general.

 

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