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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Honoring Members, Volunteers and Oakland’s Heritage 

6:00 pm to 7:30  |  Lecture at 6:30pm      
Laurel Book Store, 1423 Broadway, Oakland, 94612 

We are pleased to honor the contributions of our members, encourage volunteer participation, and share some of Oakland’s rich cultural heritage. Come by, enjoy a free presentation, light refreshments, a little wine, and help us celebrate 35 years of fun in Downtown Oakland.

Reenie Raschke talks about the Ebell Society for the Advancement of Women, presented in cooperation with the Camron-Stanford House, and kindly hosted by Laurel Book Store, at their new Broadway location. Ms. Raschke, a talented Montclair photographer, is also a docent for the Camron-Stanford house. http://reenieimages.com/  Books will be for sale!

Please RSVP here!
This event is free and open to the public.

In 1876, when few women were allowed college education, the Ebell Society for the Advancement of Women was formed in Oakland for “the intellectual improvement of its members.” The society was inspired by Dr. Adrian Ebell's 1873–1876 study tours of Europe, which educated women in sciences, literature, history, music, art, and modern languages. Ebell women participated in civic events, purchasing land for the library in 1889, supporting construction of Fabiola Hospital, and preserving the Camron-Stanford House. Volunteers from today's Camron-Stanford House have researched the lives of 12 of the founders of the Ebell Society, currently featured in the museum. Tours are on Sundays.  http://www.cshouse.org/.  


2015 Spring Lectures and Building Tours 

Advance ticket purchases are available 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!

APRIL 2015

Saturday, April 11, 2015  |  10am - noon  |  Tour

Swan’s Way: Swan’s Market in Old Oakland

With Michael Coleman, Swan’s co-housing group; Peter Waller, of project architects Pyatok Architects; and preservation architect Alan Dreyfuss, of Wiss, Janney, Eltsner, Inc.   $20 OHA members, $25 general



Thursday, April 16, 2015  |  7pm - 8:30pm  |  Presentation

Great Nature: The Art and Life of Chiura Obata

Kimi Kodani Hill, Obata family historian, presents stories and images from her grandfather’s rich artistic legacy and life.
Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave. • $10 OHA members, $15 general.



MAY 2015

Saturday, May 9, 2015  |  10am - noon  |  Tour

Center for History & Culture in Hayward:
East Bay History Archived and Retold

Visit this rich resource at its prominent location, and learn about the collections! This includes a special behind the scenes tour by the Center's curator of the Oakland Tribune archives• $20 OHA members, $25 general



JUNE 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015  |  7pm - 8:30pm  |  Presentation and Tour

Presidential Yacht Potomac: F.D.R.’s “Floating White House”

A fascinating look at the storied river getaway used by FDR, with Steve Teel. After the talk, tour the yacht in small groups led by USS Potomac docents. Tickets limited! Reserve now! • $20 OHA members, $25 general


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