The Other Presidio, the Redmond Kernan Lecture, an annual talk honoring Redmond Kernan, a lover of history and the Presidio
Come hear Cameron Binkley discuss the U.S. Army’s Presidio of Monterey by comparing and contrasting its historical origins, geographic and architectural influences, and role as a military installation under both Spanish and American rule with the more widely known Presidio of San Francisco, once a key U.S. Army base with close historical ties to the post in Monterey. Using an abundance of historical images and maps, this lecture will highlight common themes, explore various discontinuities, and illuminate broader insights concerning California and the escapades of great powers along its coast from the 16th century to the modern era.
Cameron Binkley is a public historian whose work has focused upon institutional history research, writing, and interpretation. Since 2007, he has served as deputy command historian for the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, Presidio of Monterey. He recently completed a pictorial history of the Defense Language Institute and several studies documenting the Institute’s modern history. He also manages the Institute’s Historical Records Collection and archives important holdings on the history of the Army in California. Previously, Binkley served as a National Park Service research historian.
The Annual Redmond Kernan Lecture
Each year the Presidio Trust presents a free public lecture on American history in honor of Redmond Kernan, a former Army officer and long-time Presidio advocate. This program honors his long-standing commitment to history at the Presidio.