In 2020, the City of San Francisco celebrated the 150th anniversary of Golden Gate Park. In honor of the event, Rec & Park Historian-in-Residence Christopher Pollock published a significant update to his 2001 book San Francisco's Golden Gate Park: A Thousand and Seventeen Acres of Stories.
CGLHS is pleased to host Pollock as he reviews the process of building a verdant park on a foundation of arid sand dunes and discusses early efforts to construct the Conservatory of Flowers, Sharon Quarters for Children (America's first public playground!), and de Laveaga Dell, home of the National AIDS Memorial Grove.
Registrants will be automatically entered in a raffle to win either a signed copy of Pollock's book or a Golden Gate Park themed gift. The winners will be announced during the talk. San Francisco's Golden Gate Park: A Thousand and Seventeen Acres of Stories can also be purchased by visiting Norfolk Press or your favorite local bookstore. (The book would make a splendid holiday gift.)
Registration is $5 for members and $15 for non-members.
About our speaker
Christopher Pollock has contributed several articles to EDEN in recent years including: “Floral Plaques in Golden Gate Park’s Conservatory Valley” Winter 2019, “Sand into Gold: 150 Years of Golden Gate Park” Winter 2020, “William Hammond Hall: Still the Unsung Father of Golden Gate Park” Fall 2020 and an upcoming piece for the Winter 2021 issue titled “The Rustic Landscape in California.” Pollock also wrote Reel San Francisco Stories: An Annotated Filmography of the Bay Area, published in 2013, which is about the some 650 movies filmed in the Bay Area since the beginning of talkies.
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