The Joy Zone at the PPIE Attend

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Milton Marks Auditorium
Hiram Johnson State Office Building
455 Golden Gate Ave
San Francisco, CA 94103


Free for SFMHS Members
$10 Admission for Non-­‐Members
$5 Seniors and Students


7:00 - 9:30 PM

Contact info

(415) 537-1105 ext 100




  • Near Bart
  • Indoors

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On the Joy Zone: A Postcard & Photographic Tour of the PPIE’S Amusement District

San Francisco Museum and Historical Society
May 12, 07:00PM – 09:30PM

Everyone knows about the splendors of the Panama Pacific International Exposition, but not necessarily much about “The Zone” which was flashy, colorful and – in the eyes of some – a bit tawdry. Visitors to the Zone could find educated horses, hula dancers, risqué artwork, and wild amusement rides as well as fanciful restaurants and souvenir concessions. Glenn Koch’s presentation will take the audience on a visual tour of “The Zone” – you will come away with an appreciation of the PPIE amusement district, and understand why it deserves to be remembered today. Koch is an aficionado of San Francisco history, and the author of San Francisco Golden Age Postcards and Picturing Long Beach Island, New Jersey.

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