Oakland's Christmas Pageant was performed annually from 1919 to 1987, with thousands of Oakland children and teenagers participating.
2022 Fall History Series (and related reading!)
Check out some great books related to the Oakland History Center's 2022 Fall History Series.
Howard Terminal in the News and in the Archives
Looking back at historic photographs of Howard Terminal as its future remains uncertain.
Willis O’Brien : Oakland’s own animation pioneer
There are many famous movie stars from Oakland, but none will ever be as big as King Kong.
Pipe City and the Vertical Files
Press coverage of Pipe City, a Depression-era Hooverville in Oakland, highlights how views on homelessness have changed over the years.
143 years of Oakland Public Library History
November 7, 1878 is the closest to a "birthday" the Oakland Public Library has.
Animals in the School Archive : Pet Parade!
Photographs of the 1936 Fruitvale School Pet Parade are one highlight of the Oakland History Center's School Archive.
Researching Oakland History from Home
An overview of tools to use for researching local history online.
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