You are cordially invited to join with friends to celebrate San Francisco Bay, launch Year of the Bay, and welcome Alma back to her birthplace at Hunters Point
On November 1, Alma will sail back to her birthplace at Hunters Point, bringing this historic scow schooner from San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park back to one of the Bay Area’s most dramatically changed historic waterfronts and communities, and closing a circle of history. We hope you will join us to welcome Alma and open the Year of the Bay — a year which brings the America’s Cup and the opening of a new span of the Bay Bridge — to all of the diverse communities of the Bay through voyages of the Alma, exhibitions, and an innovative humanities crowdsourcing project that will go live online November 1 at www.YearOfTheBay.org.
The Year of the Bay crowdsourcing project is sponsored by Stanford University’s Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis with a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The project is directed by Jon Christensen, former director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford, in collaboration with Historypin.
Here is a quick run down of the day’s events:
10:30 AM: Welcome the Alma and celebrate the opening of a new segment of the Bay Trail at the
EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park in San Francisco.
Noon: Lunch at the EcoCenter.
1-2 PM: Demonstration of the Year of the Bay crowdsourcing website to collect stories, photographs, and recollections about San Francisco Bay.
2-4:30 PM: Natural history walks at Heron’s Head Park and along the surrounding bayshore.
4:30-6:00 PM: Reception and toast to Year of the Bay at the EcoCenter at Heron’s Heads Park.
Please RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-822-8410 as space is limited.
Your humble crew from the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Stanford University, Historypin, the California Historical Society, Heyday Books, Literacy for Environmental Justice, and the EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park eagerly await your reply.