KQED Forum

On Wednesday, February 18 KQED Forum host Michael Krasny discussed the history and legacy of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition with Anthea Hartig, CEO and Executive Director of the California Historical Society, Laura Ackley, author of San Francisco’s Jewel City: The Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915 (Heyday), and Lee Bruno, author of Panorama: Tales from San Francisco’s 1915 Pan-Pacific International Exposition (Cameron + Company). ... Read More >

After the Lights Went Out

Flags were ordered flown at half mast by mayor James Rolph in San Francisco on Sunday, December 5, 1915, the day after the Panama Pacific International Exposition closed. The 635-acre site for the exposition had been leased from a variety of owners and immediate restitution of the land was necessary. ... Read More >

Palace of Fine Arts Readies to Re-Open its Doors as Innovation Hub for Young and Old to Imagine the Possibilities of “Then, Now and Tomorrow”

Innovation Hangar bringing together visionaries, hands-on educational activities and amazing exhibitions from major institutions such as Bay Area Discovery Museum, Kaboom, Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, Maker Media and Wearable World, among others. ... Read More >

On this day in 1911

On this day in 1911, President William Taft signed a Joint Resolution of Congress authorizing San Francisco to host of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. ... Read More >

Calling All ‘Ukes’!

Ukulele Enthusiasts and Players to Help Kick-Off Centennial Celebration of the 1915 World’s Fair with Fun-Filled Uke-A-thon where the ‘Uke’ Craze Began 100 Years Ago ... Read More >