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Presidio Book Club - "Contested Eden: California Before the Gold Rush"

Saturday, Jun 16, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM At Presidio Officers' Club Offered by:

Presidio Trust

The traditional book club is reimagined as an inclusive public program that anyone can take part in, whether or not they’ve read the book. Enjoy contextualizing remarks by Presidio Trust historian, Dr. Barbara Berglund Sokolov, and then participate in or just listen to the facilitated discussion of both the book and the general topic that follows. 

All titles are available for purchase at the Presidio Visitor Center.

Saturday, June 16, 1 to 3 pm 

Contested Eden: California Before the Gold Rush (University of California Press, 1998) 
Ramón A. Gutiérrez and Richard J. Orsi, editors. 

Commemorate San Francisco’s birthday and the founding of the Presidio by exploring Native American and Californio societies, European voyages of discovery in and around the Pacific, the changing natural environment, and the Mexican American War through this richly illustrated collection of essays by leading scholars of early California.  

This event is free but due to space constraints registration is required. Please complete the registration process below. Please note that registering does not guarantee admission. Registered guests will be offered priority admission that will be honored until 15 minutes before the start of the event.

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