California Heritage Council Annual Awards' Dinner
St. Francis Yacht Club at 700 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco
Celebrating the 54th year of award presentations for the preservation and restoration of historic buildings and sites, this year's dinner will be at the Saint Francis Yacht Club.
Free event at the Chinese Historical Society of America
965 Clay Street, San Francisco
Co-sponsored by the California Historical Society
Chinese in America endured abuse and discrimination in the late nineteenth century, but they had a leader and a fighter in Wong Chin Foo (1847-1898), whose story is a forgotten chapter in the struggle for equal rights in America. The first to use the term “Chinese American,” Wong defended his compatriots against malicious scapegoating and urged them to become Americanized to win their rights. Wong challenged Americans to live up to the principles they freely espoused but failed to apply to the Chinese in their midst. This evocative biography is the first book-length account of the life and times of one of America’s most famous Chinese and one of its earliest campaigners for racial equality.
The Autry in Griffith Park
4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles
Free and open to all Autry and CHS members. Members have the first chance to preview Art of the West prior to the exhibition’s public opening. The museum will stay open late for members only! The Autry is offering a special discount for current CHS members to get 20% off a Benefactor membership at the Turquoise level with an invitation to attend the June 12th Benefactor Member Opening Reception.
Free Event at the California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco
What events, big and small, have shaped the San Francisco Bay? Join us every Wednesday, for a guided lesson in adding your own personal photos to this exciting Curating the Bay: Crowdsourcing a New Environmental History project.
A life and doctrine of Chief Justice
David S. Terry in three acts
Ronald Reagan State Office Building Auditorium
300 Spring Street, Los Angeles
The California Supreme Court Historical Society, the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society, the Northern District Historical Society, and the California Historical Society are jointly sponsoring a program relating to David Terry, the notorious Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court in the 1850s and California lawyer in the 1880s. The program illustrates the evolution of Federalism in the wild west of California, using events in David Terry’s life and will be dramatized by various federal and state judges reading from contemporaneous accounts. Free event with registration requested.
Spring shopping made easy at a pop-up shop of the popular North Beach boutique Park and Pond located in the Ten Lions Book Store from now until August.