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Themed Nature and Historic Preservation | Presidio

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Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Golden Gate Club | 135 Fisher Loop, San Francisco, CA

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Theme parks can be understood as a diagnostic geography—a space that can teach us about our particular commitment to “fun” at the same time that they reveal some of our basic fears of disorder, anxiety about racial “others” and the dangers of the natural world. We will examine the relationship between creating themed spaces and “preserving” spaces in California.


  • Kathleen Moran is the Associate Director of the American Studies Program at the University of California, Berkeley. Her teaching and research interests include California history and social theory, film, popular culture, food studies, theme parks, and advertising. She is a recipient of UCB’s Distinguished Teaching Award.
  • Margaretta Lovell is the Jay D. McEvoy Professor of the History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley. Her books include Art in a Season of Revolution: Painters, Artisans, and Patrons in Early America, and A Visitable Past: Views of Venice by American Artists. She is currently working on a book on Fitz Hugh Lane.

In 2012, the Presidio Trust continues its popular Contemporary Historians at the Presidio lecture series. Talks by nationally known historians cover large themes in American and world history, and put the Presidio into context as a former military post and an innovative national par


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Cost: FREE
Categories: Lectures & Workshops, San Francisco
Address: 135 Fisher Loop, San Francisco, CA