The Marvelous Marina: From Pond to Palaces to Phoenix by the Bay
Courtesy of San Francisco Museum and Historical Society
An evening recounting the storied past of the Marina District, emceed by NBC11’s Tom Sinkovitz, a Marina resident. Speakers include John Freeman on the evolution of the Marina starting in the mid 1850s; former Mayor Art Agnos on the city’s immediate response after the earthquake; former SFFD Lieutenant Frank Lucier, on the formation of the Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) in the Marina after the earthquake; and Bruce Bellingham, the “Boswell of the Marina”, on the changes in the neighborhood since 1989. NERT volunteers are asked to wear their hardhats and vests to the program. There will also be information on the Marina Earthquake Memorial Monument to be built at the Marina Green, a tribute to the fireboat Phoenix which saved the Marina after the earthquake.
This program is presented in association with the Marina Merchants Association and the Marina Neighborhood Association.
Thursday, October 15, 2009; 7:00 p.m. reception, 7:30 p.m. talk.
Cowell Theater, Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA 94123
$5 donation requested