2019 Lecture Series

Each year, Heritage’s Lecture Series explores the breadth of San Francisco’s cultural inheritance in historic settings throughout the city. Lectures are at 6:00 PM, with doors opening at 5:30 PM. The November 14 lecture will be followed by an optional fixed-price dinner for $75. Individual tickets are $10 for Heritage members and students (with ID) and $15 for the general public. Tickets for the remaining lectures in the series can be purchased by clicking on “tickets” or the lecture title below.

Update 11/7/19: Tickets are now sold out. Thank you! 

November 14 – South Park & Rincon Hill

San Francisco was a rough place in the 1850s, but it contained an island of style and propriety: Rincon Hill and South Park. Robert Louis Stevenson called it “the most San Franciscoey part of San Francisco.” The notorious Second Street Cut, the 1906 Earthquake, and the Bay Bridge almost killed it, but today the area has been reborn as a unique and delightful part of the city. Paul Fisher gives you a virtual tour.

Lecture to be followed by an optional fixed-price dinner for $75.

Co-presented by 640 Heritage Preservation Foundation. VENUE: Presidio Golf & Concordia Club (directions on this page).





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October 17 – Janis: Her Life & Music

Thank you to all who attended this sold out event!
An evening with Holly George-Warren, author of the new definitive biography about Janis Joplin. This intimate profile establishes the Queen of Rock & Roll as the rule-breaking musical trailblazer and complicated, gender-bending rebel she was. Written by one of the most highly regarded chroniclers of American music history, and based on unprecedented access to Janis Joplin’s family, friends, band mates, archives, and long-lost interviews, Janis is a complex, rewarding portrait of a remarkable artist finally getting her due. Co-presented by Booksmith. VENUE: The Bindery, 1727 Haight Street