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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!



Saturday, September 27, tour and presentation 10 am–noon

The Kingfish Dive Bar, looking back and forward!

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

Saving an historic Oakland Dive Bar from demolition by moving it lock, stock and barrel, around the corner. Featuring a presentation of the fascinating history of the Kingfish by Stacy Farr, Architectural Historian, followed by the process of moving an unusual and complicated, though relatively small, building through city streets to its new location, by Chris Andrews, the architect on the project.




Saturday, October 18, tour 12:30 pm–2:30pm
Understanding the Theater Restoravction Process!

David Boysel, Theater Restoration Expert
• 2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA  $20 members, $25 general.
Advance Registration Required@Eventbrite—Limited to 30 guests.
Note: Multilevel tour; Paramount Theatre does not have elevators.

Join us for a tour of Oakland's historic art deco classic: the Paramount Theater. Special emphasis will be made to describe the on-going building restoration process.

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.

Noted local architectural historian and author Mark Wilson will be reading from his recently published book, Frank Lloyd Wright on the West Coast.  Discounted books will be available for sale. Mr. Wilson will sign books after the event.




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

Andreas Lehmann, Artistic License
Advance Registration Required@Eventbrite—Limited to 20 guests.
•Lehmann Glass Studio, 1793 12th Street • $20 members, $25 general.

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.