The Oakland History Center of the Oakland Public Library is proud to present their Fall Oakland History Series. Join OHC librarian Dorothy Lazard for a lecture series with some of Oakland's finest historians, as well as an exhibit at the Main Library.
The lecture series will be held online this year and includes the following events:
- Wednesday, October 6: Harold French: "a Press Agent for the Hills" (recording)
- Wednesday, October 13: East Meets West: Fong Wan’s Chinese Niteries (recording)
- Thursday, October 14: "Hella Town: Oakland's History of Development and Disruption" (recording)
- Thursday, October 21: Oakland-Berkeley Firestorm 30th Anniversary Retrospective (recording)
- Wednesday, October 27: The History and Legacy of Mills College (recording)
- Thursday, October 28: "Sky Rider: Park Van Tassel and the rise of ballooning in the West" (recording)
The Oakland-Berkeley Firestorm: a 30-year retrospective
The concurrent exhibit at the Oakland History Center commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Oakland-Berkeley Hills Fire. "[T]he Oakland History Center has mounted an exhibit to trace the dramatic events that marked that fateful day. At the time, the Oakland Firestorm, as it would become known, was the biggest urban fire in California history."
You can view the exhibit at the Oakland History Center, on the second floor of OPL's Main Library, during the library's open hours.
Monday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM