Nov 11, 07:00PM – 09:00PM
Less than a decade after the devastating Earthquake and Fire, and a year after the opening of the Panama Canal, the City regained its place as the major metropolis of the American West. The symbol of that revival, and in some ways its engine, was the dazzling PPIE, perhaps the greatest world's fair before or since. Join us as historians of Bay Area Jewry will discuss the meaning of the PPIE and the outsized Jewish role and contribution to this celebrated time and event.
Nov 10, 06:00PM – 08:00PM
California Historical Society and The Culinary Historians of Northern California
Food played a huge part in the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Visitors to the fair learned about new fruit hybrids, cookware innovations, leading Napa wines, and many other wonders in the Palace of Food Products; they tasted the winners of PPIE culinary competitions such as Larraburu sourdough bread; they snacked on enchiladas, chop suey, and clam chowder at the fair; and they explored San Francisco's restaurants during their stay in the city.
Nov 12, 2015 to Dec 23, 2015
Harvey Milk Photo Center, SFMTA, SFPL, & Moulin Studios
A joint exhibit of photographs of the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition from the collections of the SFMTA Photo Archive, SF Public Library Photo Center, and Moulin Studios and hosted by the Harvey Milk Photo Center. The show will highlight images from these public and private collections that provide a glimpse into the birth, life, and death of San Francisco’s largest and most extravagant public event.
Nov 08, 01:00PM – 02:30PM
California Nursery Historical Park
See the actual palms that traveled to SF and back in 1915. Learn about how the California Nursery was the center of growing trees for all the west coast to enjoy.