Monthly Programs

Most months a member will give a presentation, discussing a current work in progress, the research and writing process, or an area of personal interest and expertise. A collegial Q&A ensues, and the speaker can, if they wish, ask for suggestions for improvement in case they will be giving the talk at other venues. These programs are usually held at 2:00 PM on the third Sunday of the month, except for December; exceptions can be made as necessary. A digital projector and screen are available. Another member volunteers to take notes and write a report for the newsletter, or the speaker may provide a synopsis instead.

We try to have a speaker each month, though this is not always possible. Ideally, we schedule the programs as far in advance as possible. Members who are interested in giving a talk or other program (such as a film or exhibit tour) should email president@tihs.org.

 


Next Monthly Program

Sunday, August 16, 2:00 pm, Public Program:  Elizabeth Pepin Silva will discuss the glory and destruction of San Francisco's Fillmore District of the mid-20th century, Harlem of the West: The Fillmore Jazz Era and Redevelopment Ms. Silva is a documentary filmmaker, photographer, writer, and former day manager of the historic Fillmore Auditorium. She grew up all around the Bay Area and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism at San Francisco State University. Elizabeth was a staff producer at KQED-TV, where most recently she was series producer of "Truly CA," featuring documentaries about the Golden State. She wrote the book Harlem of the West -- the San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era.* A winner of film-festival awards and five Emmys, she lives in Ventura County. Please register soon at via the event ticking site Eventbrite. Registration is free. The capacity of the Zoom meeting is limited, and 1,400 people who signed up for a San Francisco Public Library presentation by Ms. Silva had to be turned away

Be there! (from precisely where are you right now, or maybe a room over). Show your appreciation to Bert, who has been sharing his knowledge and insights through Institute presentations since his "Food History Research" in 1982. Explore new vistas at the frontier of war history and travel. Check out fellow-members' hair and lighting.

   
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