Bi-Weekly Update - March 17

Hello CCPHers,

Here are some interesting history events happening soon in California as well as articles pertaining to history.

In other news:

  • CCPH members can now renew their memberships by using the new PayPal option on the CCPH website. Credit cards and checks are all accepted forms of payment. For more information about renewing your membership, visit our "Join Us" web page here.

  • CCPH invites any announcements or articles relating to history from our members and mailing list to include in our updates. CCPH is also accepting submissions for our California History Action web page. Any Public History articles, book reviews, events and/or projects are welcomed as submissions to help us promote history. Email any of your submissions to

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From: California Historical Society

The Mission Book Discussion

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 6:00 PM California Historical Society, San Francisco Learn More

The Mission District's famous public murals are works of art that depict Latin American culture, resistance to political oppression, passion for environmental justice, and outrage at gentrification. Join Dick Evans, photographer and author of The Mission; Carla Wojczuk creator of These Walls Speak: PLACA; and Susan Cervantes, founder of Precita Eyes Muralists Association for a panel discussion featuring the Mission’s history and culture and the artists who have created these colorful neighborhood compositions.

Women of the 60s Counterculture: Planting the Seeds of Liberation

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 5:30 PM San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium Learn More

Join California Historical Society at the San Francisco Public Library Koret Auditorium for an engaging conversation centered on the rich stories of women from the 1960s Counterculture. Hear stories connected to why and how they created or participated in the counterculture, on sexism and misogyny and how they responded, and suggestions and thoughts for future generations. Speakers: Denise Kaufman, Delia Moon, Judy Goldhaft, Alexandra Jacopetti Hart, Salli Rasberry. Moderated by Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo.

The Summer of Love Highlights

The California Historical Society has joined with San Francisco Travel to organize and promote efforts related to the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, the transformative moment in 1967 that forever changed, San Francisco, California and the World. Information on the 50th Anniversary can be found at our new public history site Each week, we will present highlights from the anniversary and the website in this newsletter.

Arts Commission Poster Series brings the Summer of Love to Market Street

Last year the San Francisco Arts Commission engaged three artists to create new works of art that examine the 1967 Summer of Love. The resulting new works will be displayed throughout 2017 as part of the popular Art of Market Street Poster Series. The first in the series, The Zeitgeist by Deborah Aschheim, features highly detailed pen and ink drawings of the people and events that defined 1967. Learn More

From: Richmond Museum of History


Marking the centennial of the United States involvement in the Great War, the new exhibit at the Richmond Museum of History reveals the stories of Richmond people and institutions that were forever changed by World War I. Tour the exhibit with the Curator on April 22, May 20 and June 17, 2017 at 2:00 PM. For more information call (510) 235-7387 and ask for Melinda or Evelyn. Made possible with the support of the ClaraBelle Hamilton Fund at the San Francisco Foundation.


April 8, 2017 2:00 PM Karen English, Prof. of English, SJSU Lecture "American Poetry of World War I" $5 adults Richmond Museum of History 400 Nevin Ave Richmond, CA 94802 May 6, 2017 2:00 PM Salvatore Compagno, President World War I Historical Association Lecture "Why American became involved in World War I" $5 adults Richmond Museum of History 400 Nevin Ave Richmond, CA 94802 June 3, 2017 2:00 Susan Anderson, Curator & Founder of Memory House Lecture "World War I, Resistance and the New Negro in California" $20 for Lecture & Reception Richmond Museum of History 400 Nevin Ave Richmond, CA 94802

Visit for more information about the Museum and our programs.

From: Ontario Museum of History & Art

Highlights from the Collection: Millard Sheets and Friends

Sunday, March 19, 2017 (2:00pm to 3:30pm)

Free Admission

Explore the artwork of artists from the era of Millard Sheets. Join staff from the Ontario Museum of History & Art and the Chaffey Community Museum of Art for a discussion of artwork from both collections.

In the Public Eye: Bus Tour of Millard Sheets' Public Art

Saturday, March 25, 2017 (10:00am to 12:30pm)

Join the Museum for a bus tour highlighting the former studio of Millard Sheets in Claremont and locations in the surrounding region, with a tour led by Claremont Heritage. Tour begins at the Ontario Museum of History & Art. Seating is limited. Bus tour fee is $18.

Ontario Museum of History & Art Gallery Hours:

Noon to 4pm; Thursday-Sunday

Free Admission

Reservations Required for Programs/Workshops


From: Save Our Heritage Organisation

Fundraiser to Benefit Uptown

Hillcrest History Guild, one of SOHO's most effective community partners, invites you to an Uptown Plan Legal Defense Fundraiser on Sunday, March 19 between 1 and 3pm at 3065 Third Avenue (at Redwood Street). SOHO has joined Mission Hills Heritage in a legal challenge to this seriously flawed plan, which went into effect in San Diego on February 6. Read the Preservation Action Alert. The Uptown Community Plan Update puts in serious jeopardy historic Hillcrest. The historic neighborhoods of Mission Hills, Bankers Hill/Park West, University Heights, and Middletown will also be gravely affected. The Guild will generously match donations up to $7,500 at the fundraiser for a total of $15,000. The organizers urge you to attend: "If you love Hillcrest, bring a blank check to attend (fill it in before you leave), along with questions and your support to oppose the Uptown Community Plan Update. Or send a check to the Hillcrest History Guild, 3065 Third Avenue #3, San Diego, CA 92103, and please note Legal Defense Fund in the memo. "Please join the Hillcrest History Guild in raising funds to oppose this deficient plan, which, if implemented, would leave our beloved Hillcrest with a gaping hole in the historic center and commercial core." For more information, email or call (619) 298-0779. The Hillcrest History Guild, SOHO, and Mission Hills Heritage thank you.

Date: Sunday, March 19, 2017 Time: 1-3pm Location: 3065 Third Avenue (at Redwood Street)

San Diego, CA 92103


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