San Francisco
via Zoom (link to be sent to you immediately after you register)
San Francisco, CA
United States of America

Christopher Pollock, Historian-in-Residence for the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and author, shares with us the history and features of our beloved Golden Gate Park as well as the Park's recent 150th anniversary.

With the 150ᵗʰ anniversary of Golden Gate Park in 2020, he launched the latest version of his book, first published in 2001, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park: A Thousand and Seventeen Acres of Stories. The publication by Norfolk Press is a hybrid of a history and tour guide of the park’s many features. This was preceeded by another publication, Reel San Francisco Stories: An Annotated Filmography of the Bay Area, published in 2013, which is about the some 650 movies filmed in the Bay Area since the beginning of talkies.

Chris started his career as a designer specializing in interior architecture. With this experience, he changed gears to focus on historic preservation, specializing in historic research. A native of Connecticut, Chris has resided in San Francisco since 1979.

This is a regular membership meeting of The Rotary Club of San Francisco, open to all Rotarians, visiting Rotarians, prospective members, and guests. 

The meeting is free, but you must register to get the link

Meeting Schedule:

12:00 Noon: Log in or dial in

12:15 PM: Meeting begins

1:30 PM: Meeting adjourns