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Welcome to the Presidio: Milestones + The Next Chapter
Logo for the Presidio welcome exhibit, with the Main Lawn in the foreground and red brick buildings in the background.
 
  
 
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Hours: Wednesdays to Sundays, 11 am to 5 pm
Location: Presidio Trust Headquarters, 103 Montgomery Street, Presidio
(see map on right for directions)
 
  
 
Gallery 1 - Presidio Milestones
The Presidio has been transformed by the Presidio Trust and the National Park Service - with support from the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and many partners - from a military post to a new kind of national park. Today, this American landmark welcomes visitors, is home to a vibrant community, and inspires greater good through programs that draw on its history and natural resources. Trace the recent revitalization of this treasured place, and learn how the community has come together to save the Presidio.
 
Gallery 2 - The Next Chapter: Creating a Future from Our Past
A Heritage Program is being launched at the Presidio—a multifaceted effort that encourages visitors to connect more deeply with our heritage. In 2014, the revitalized Officers’ Club will be a focal point for this new effort. Through this interactive exhibit, learn about the ongoing design, historic research, and program development for the Officers’ Club. View sketches of the exhibits being planned, learn about proposed educational offerings, and become a partner in developing a calendar of public events. Come share your ideas!
 
 
 
RELATED Exhibit PROGRAMS
View the Exhibit Brochure, with a list of related programs >>


Note: All walking tours and programs meet at Building 103.

Wednesday, April 17, 7 pm
Presidio Talk: The National Center for Service and Innovative Leadership
In the next century humanity will confront challenges of unparalleled complexity. What kinds of leaders are needed to address urgent national and global issues? Greg Werkheiser, the founding director of National Center for Service and Innovative Leadership, will discuss America’s great traditions of service and describe the new leadership initiatives that are emerging at the Presidio’s Fort Winfield Scott.
 
 
Saturday, April 27, 11 am to 12:30 pm
Heritage Sites Walking Tour: El Presidio, Main Post, and the Officers’ Club
RSVP requested: rsvp@presidiotrust.gov
Come explore the changes that are being made on the Presidio’s Main Post. Presidio Trust specialists will discuss transformations including the Main Parade lawn, the Officers’ Club rehabilitation, and the interpretive adobe walls being constructed along Mesa Street.
 
Wednesday, May 1, 7 pm
Heritage Dialogue: Natural Heritage
From sand dunes and grasslands to eucalyptus and cypress groves, the natural heritage of the Presidio is as diverse as the people who have lived here.  Natural and environmental specialists will provide an overview of the Presidio’s open spaces followed by time for the audience to share their thoughts, opinions, and responses. Come be a part of the discussion!
 
 
Saturday, May 11, 11 am to 12:30 pm
Heritage Shuttle / Walking Tour: The Natural and Cultural Heritage of El Polín
RSVP requested: rsvp@presidiotrust.gov
Join Presidio Trust specialists on a shuttle tour from the Montgomery Street Barracks past the original site of El Presidio de San Francisco to the newly revitalized El Polín Spring. At El Polín, continue on a history and nature-themed walking tour, with an in-depth view of recent archaeological discoveries.
 
Wednesday, May 15, 7 pm
Presidio Talk: What’s Old is Green – Sustainability and Historic Rehabilitation in the 21st Century
RSVP requested: rsvp@presidiotrust.gov
While “green building” has typically applied to new construction, the Presidio is demonstrating that historic rehabilitation and green building practices are natural partners. Join the Presidio Trust’s Chandler McCoy and Jeanne Miernyk to learn about recent park projects that celebrate both history and the environment, including efforts that have received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.
 
 
Saturday, May 25, 11 am to 12:30 pm
Heritage Sites Walking Tour: El Presidio, Main Post, and the Officers’ Club
RSVP requested: rsvp@presidiotrust.gov
Come explore the changes that are being made on the Presidio’s Main Post. Presidio Trust specialists will discuss transformations including the Main Parade lawn, the Officers’ Club rehabilitation, and the interpretive adobe walls being constructed along Mesa Street.
 
Wednesday, May 29, 7 pm
Heritage Dialogue: Military Heritage
The Presidio served as a military installation for 218 years and was home to thousands of people who served, lived, and worked here. Former soldiers and military historians will present on topics about the Presidio’s military heritage, followed by time for the audience to share their thoughts, opinions, and responses. Come be a part of the discussion!
 
 
Saturday, June 8, 11 am to 12:30 pm
Heritage Shuttle / Walking Tour: The Natural and Cultural Heritage of El Polín
RSVP requested: rsvp@presidiotrust.gov
Join Presidio Trust specialists on a shuttle tour from the Montgomery Street Barracks past the original site of El Presidio de San Francisco to the newly revitalized El Polín Spring. At El Polín, continue on a history and nature-themed walking tour, with an in-depth view of recent archaeological discoveries.
 
Wednesday, June 12, 7 pm
Presidio Talk: Open Space Update
What’s happening in the great outdoors? Join park staff to learn about the open space enhancement projects taking place through summer 2014, including forestry, native plant restoration, trails improvements, and environmental remediation.
 
 
Saturday, June 22, 11 am to 12:30 pm
Heritage Sites Walking Tour: El Presidio, Main Post, and the Officers’ Club
RSVP requested: rsvp@presidiotrust.gov
Come explore the changes that are being made on the Presidio’s Main Post. Presidio Trust specialists will discuss transformations including the Main Parade lawn, the Officers’ Club rehabilitation, and the interpretive adobe walls being constructed along Mesa Street.
 
Wednesday, June 26, 7 pm
Heritage Dialogue: Early California Heritage
People have been calling the Presidio and San Francisco home for hundreds of years. From the Ohlone to the Spanish to the Mexicans to the Americans, our region is layered with history. Experts in the history of early California will present on topics about the cultural heritage of the Presidio, followed by time for the audience to share their thoughts, opinions, and responses. Come be a part of the discussion!
 
 
Saturday, July 13, 11 am to 12:30 pm
Heritage Shuttle / Walking Tour: The Natural and Cultural Heritage of El Polín
RSVP requested: rsvp@presidiotrust.gov
Join Presidio Trust specialists on a shuttle tour from the Montgomery Street Barracks past the original site of El Presidio de San Francisco to the newly revitalized El Polín Spring. At El Polín, continue on a history and nature-themed walking tour, with an in-depth view of recent archaeological discoveries.
 
Wednesday, July 17, 7 pm
Presidio Talk: Future Visitor Center and Main Post Bluff
In a few short years, a new 10-acre landscape will reconnect Crissy Field to the Main Post as a result of the improved Presidio Parkway design. This area is being imagined as a dynamic Presidio portal and a hub for visitor experiences. Michael Boland, Presidio Trust Chief of Planning, Projects and Programs, will discuss the vision for the area, now being developed along with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the National Park Service. Learn about key projects such as the Visitor Center and how the community can provide input to the planning effort.
 
 
Saturday, July 27, 11 am to 12:30 pm
Heritage Sites Walking Tour: El Presidio, Main Post, and the Officers’ Club
RSVP requested: rsvp@presidiotrust.gov
Come explore the changes that are being made on the Presidio’s Main Post. Presidio Trust specialists will discuss transformations including the Main Parade lawn, the Officers’ Club rehabilitation, and the interpretive adobe walls being constructed along Mesa Street.
 
Wednesday, July 31, 7 pm
Heritage Dialogue: Heritage and Education
The Presidio is a unique landmark because of its layered history and significant landscapes. These features make the Presidio a perfect “outdoor classroom” where students of all ages can learn about its natural and cultural heritage and make deeper connections to their own heritage.  Educators and leading professionals will present on topics about heritage education at the Presidio followed by time for the audience to share their thoughts, opinions, and responses.  Come be a part of the discussion!
When & Where
Starts: 6/19/2013 11:00 AM
Ends: 6/19/2013 5:00 PM
(Main Post )
103 Montgomery Street, Presidio
 

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