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Presidio Announces New Slate of Public Programs January and February, 2018

Tuesday, Dec 05, 2017
​​Musical programming partner InterMusic SF co-presents the Thalea String Quartet (pictured above), one of the “Top 10 Bay Area Quartets You Should Know"​

​​​​Presidio of San Francisco (December 5, 2017) – Welcoming all in the new year, the Presidio Trust continues its free public programs at the Presidio Officers’ Club at 50 Moraga Ave. and outdoors in the park during January and February.

New - Presidio Live

The newly dubbed series, Presidio Live, Thursday evenings at the Officers’ Club, combines the best of the previously offered Presidio Sessions and Presidio Dialogues, to bring weekly multi-cultural programs of lectures, live musical performances, film screenings, dances, and panel discussions starting at 7 pm. The series begins on January 11 with an episode of San Francisco’s Western Neighborhoods Project’s podcast, Outside Lands San Francisco, recorded live with hosts Woody LaBounty and David Gallagher. Emergency Preparedness 101: Ask the Experts will focus on how to be better prepared and resilient before and after the next emergency, with safety experts on January 25. On February 22, the International Ocean Film Festival Preview provides a sneak preview of trailers of the 2018 Official Selections of the 15th Anniversary International Ocean Film Festival. This is a unique opportunity to see these inspiring ocean-themed independent films from around the world, saving the oceans, one film at a time (March 8-11 at the Cowell Theater).

Musical programming partner InterMusic SF co-presents the Thalea String Quartet, one of the “Top 10 Bay Area Quartets You Should Know” (CultureTrip.com) on January 18. Beloved bassist and bandleader Marcus Shelby and his Quintet perform Shelby’s new musical and theatrical suite Blackball: The Negro Leagues and the Blues, celebrating the history of Negro League baseball in the United States, February 1. The music highlights the careers of Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, and Jackie Robinson, who paved the way for Civil Rights after being the first black players in major league baseball. Lebanese-American artist Naima Shalhoub, fuses the blues with the sounds of her Middle Eastern roots on February 15.

Ongoing Events

Signature Events at the Presidio Officers’ Club this winter are the popular millennial social mixer After Hours on February 8, and the fourth annual Valentine’s Day Sock Hop on February 10. Both include cocktails and bites available for purchase at Arguello Restaurant, and a chance to experience San Francisco’s most historic dance floor. Creative Family Fun continues to offer drop-in arts and crafts for the whole family each Saturday and Sunday from 11 am – 4 pm starting January 27. Projects are based on the Presidio’s natural and cultural heritage. Presidio Book Club is an inclusive gathering that anyone can take part in, whether or not they’ve read the book. Led by Presidio Trust historian, Dr. Barbara Berglund Sokolov, meetings are Saturdays, January 20 and February 17 from 1 pm to 3 pm (see listings below for book titles). San Francisco Amateur Astronomers host the Astrolecture Series on the cosmos in the Presidio’s Observation Post on January 16th and February 20 beginning at 7:30 pm.

Around the Park

Outdoors in the Park, the Family Bird Walk is lead on Saturday, February 24 from 8:30 am – 10:30 am by youth birder Jonah Benningfield, accompanied by Presidio Trust staff Rebekah Berkov. Enjoyable for birders of any level, from beginners to the pros, The Presidio is perfectly situated to observe the west coast's spectacular bird migration, as hundreds of different species pass through the Presidio on their way from Boreal forests in Canada and Alaska to their wintering grounds in Panama. The Presidio YMCA’s YBike Learn to Ride program gets you and the kids up on two wheels on January 7 and February 4 at the Main Post at 11 am. See the moon, planets, nebulae and galaxies up close on Saturday January 27 and February 24 at Presidio Stargazing with the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers, on the Presidio’s Main Post.

Guided Tours

Guided tours are a great way to learn more about the park from knowledgeable experts. Docent Tours of the Presidio Officers’ Club meet at the Welcome Desk each Saturday at 11 am. Guided Art Hikes of the works by Andy Goldsworthy are held every second Saturday of the month from 10:30 am to 1 pm and there are tours of the individual works Tree Fall and Earth Wall on weekends as well. Tours of the Archaeology Lab run every Wednesday at 1 pm and drop in hours are Wednesdays from 2 pm to 4 pm. The Presidio Shuttle Tour is back on February 15 due to popular demand. National Park Service Rangers honor Black History month with a 1.5 mile leisurely stroll from the Presidio Visitor Center through the Main Post to explore the story of the African American "Buffalo Soldiers", their connection to the Presidio and other National Parks, and their extraordinary contributions to our nation in a time of overt racism and segregation (January 14, 2 pm – 3:30 pm and February 11, 10:30 am - noon). Presidio Trust Historian Dr. Barbara Berglund Sokolov and National Park Ranger James Osborne provide tours of General John DeWitt’s office, where he made the decision in 1942 to imprison Japanese American citizens and non-citizens without due process (January 13 and February 10, 10 am – noon).

Officers’ Club Museum Exhibition

EXCLUSION: The Presidio’s Role in World War II Japanese American Incarceration
During World War II, the Presidio of San Francisco – the Army’s Western Defense Command – played a pivotal role in the unjust incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans, purportedly in the name of national security. This special exhibition invites visitors to investigate the choices – both personal and political – that led to this dark chapter in American history, and to reflect on what we have learned that helps us to address present-day issues of mass incarceration, immigration reform, and racial profiling. In developing EXCLUSION, the Presidio Trust collaborated with the Fred T. Korematsu Institute and the National Japanese American Historical Society, both located in the Presidio.
Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm through March 2018; Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Ave.; Free.

Please check our website for current times and locations, and to discover other self-guided ways to enjoy the Presidio. Please see listings below.

Event Listings January-February 2018

Attention Calendar Editors: Although our events are free, we advise patrons to register via the web links in the case that space is limited. www.presidio.gov

January

YBike Learn to Ride Program
Date: Sunday, January 7
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Place: Main Post, corner of Anza and Owen
Phone: (415) 447-9622
Price: Free
Get your kids riding on two wheels with free, safe, and friendly instruction from the Presidio Community Y. Bikes and equipment are provided. All ages are welcome; no reservations required. Co-sponsored by the Presidio Community Y and the Presidio Trust.
Link: https://www.presidio.gov/events/ybike-learn-to-ride-program

Exploring San Francisco’s West Side History (Live Podcast)
Date: Thursday, January 11
Time: 7 to 8 pm
Place: Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4323
Price: Free
Participate in a live recording of the Western Neighborhoods Project’s podcast, Outside Lands San Francisco. See how a podcast is made and join in the laughter as hosts Woody LaBounty and David Gallagher discuss San Francisco’s notable neighborhoods, historical figures, and what they had for lunch.
Link: https://www.presidio.gov/events/presidio-live-podcast-exploring-san-franciscos-west-side-history

A Tour of General DeWitt’s Office
Date: Saturday, January 13
Time: 10 am to noon
Place: Meet at Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Ave.
Phone: (415) 561-4323
Price: Free
Join Presidio Trust Historian Dr. Barbara Berglund Sokolov and National Park Ranger James Osborne for a rare glimpse into General John DeWitt’s office, where he made the decision to imprison Japanese American citizens and non-citizens without due process. This tour complements the special exhibitions EXCLUSION: The Presidio’s Role in WWII Japanese American Incarceration at the Presidio Officers’ Club and The Children of the Camps at the Military Intelligence Service Historic Learning Center.
Link: https://www.presidio.gov/events/a-tour-of-general-dewitts-office

Buffalo Soldiers History Walk: Gone but Not Forgotten
Date: Sunday, January 14
Time: 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Place: Presidio Visitor Center, 210 Lincoln Blvd., San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4323
Price: Free
Join Ranger Alejandra as we celebrate Black History month with a 1.5 mile leisurely stroll through the Main Post of the Presidio and explore the story of the African American "Buffalo Soldiers". Learn about their connection to the Presidio and other National Parks, as well as their extraordinary contributions to our nation in a time of overt racism and segregation. We’ll discuss how their actions helped facilitate many freedoms we enjoy today, including taking a hike in your national park! In addition, we will talk about how their individual trailblazing efforts served as a precursor to the Civil Rights movement, and why their story is still relevant today.
Link: https://www.presidio.gov/events/buffalo-soldiers-gone-but-not-forgotten-2018-01-14

MLK Volunteer Day of Service
Date: Monday, January 15
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Place: Meet at 1216 Ralston Avenue, Fort Scott District, Presidio SF
Phone: (415) 561-4323
Price: Free
Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by taking care of the Presidio. This event will feature habitat, forest, and garden stewardship projects in and around the Presidio's Fort Scott District. All ages are welcome. Registration is required at www.presidio.gov/volunteer. Co-sponsored by the Presidio Trust, the National Park Service, and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.
Link: https://www.presidio.gov/events/mlk-volunteer-day-of-service

Astrolecture Series: An Evening with San Francisco Amateur Astronomers
Date: January 16
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Observation Post, 211 Lincoln Blvd, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4323
Price: Free
Discover the Cosmos and explore our fascinating universe along with members of the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers Association.
Link: https://www.presidio.gov/events/astrolecture-series-an-evening-with-san-francisco-amateur-astronomers

Thalea String Quartet
Date: Thursday, January 18
Time: 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Place: Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4323
Price: Free
This San Francisco quartet, named one of the “Top 10 Bay Area Quartets You Should Know” by CultureTrip.com, connects with new and diverse audiences on an emotional and personal level, with music from classical to contemporary. Christopher Whitley, violin; Kumiko Sakamoto, violin; Luis Bellorín, viola; Titilayo Ayangade, cello perform Haydn, Webern, Mendelssohn and Garth Knox. Offered in partnership with InterMusic SF.
Link: https://www.presidio.gov/events/presidio-live-music-thalea-string-quartet

Presidio Book Club
Date: Saturday, January 20
Time: 1 pm to 3 pm
Place: Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4323
Price: Free
Lisbeth Haas, Saints and Citizens: Indigenous Histories of Colonial Missions and Mexican California (University of California Press, 2011). Deepen your understanding of California colonial encounters by hearing the voices of Indigenous leaders, artisans, painters, and translators who labored in the Spanish missions. Investigate the politics of Indigenous citizenship in independent Mexico through the Chumash War of 1824, native emancipation after 1826, and the pursuit of Indigenous rights and land through 1848. Presidio Book Club is an inclusive gathering that anyone can take part in, whether or not they’ve read the book. Led by Presidio Trust historian, Dr. Barbara Berglund Sokolov. Presented in association with the California Historical Society’s current exhibitions. Copies of the books are available for purchase at the California Historical Society.
Link: https://www.presidio.gov/events/presidio-book-club-saints-and-citizens-indigenous-histories-of-colonial-missions-and-mexican-california

Emergency Preparedness 101: Ask the Experts
Date: Thursday, January 25
Time: 7 pm to 8 pm
Place: Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4323
Price: Free
Recent disasters such as fires, earthquakes, and excessive heat have many wondering if they are prepared. Do you have a resiliency plan for your family, pets, and neighborhood? Start off the New Year by learning from emergency management experts who will share what you can do to be better prepared and resilient before and after the next emergency.
Link: https://www.presidio.gov/events/presidio-live-dialogue-emergency-preparedness-101-ask-the-experts

Creative Family Fun: Lunar Eclipse Experiments
Date: Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, January 28
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Place: Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4323
Price: Free
Come join us for a special Creative Family Fun! We will be doing hands-on experiments to learn more about the moon in anticipation of the lunar eclipse on January 31st, 2018
Link: https://www.presidio.gov/events/creative-family-fun-lunar-eclipse-experiments

Presidio Stargazing Party
Date: Saturday, January 27
Time: 7 pm to 9:30 pm
Place: Main Parade Ground, Sheridan Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4323
Price: Free
Presidio Stargazing Parties are perfect for families and people of all ages interested in seeing the universe through a telescope. The SFAA brings telescopes and amateur astronomers to guide you, unveiling some of the night sky's most interesting astronomical beauties. See the moon, planets, nebulae and galaxies up close and learn some of the constellations at a star tour. Bad weather cancels. Check www.sfaa-astronomy.org for updates.
Link: https://www.presidio.gov/events/presidio-stargazing-party

February

Blackball: The Negro Leagues and the Blues featuring the Marcus Shelby Quintet
Date: Thursday, February 1
Time: 7 pm to 8 pm
Place: The Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4323
Price: Free
This musical suite by bandleader and bassist Marcus Shelby celebrates Negro League baseball, which lasted for 60 years during segregation in the United States. The music highlights the careers of Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, and Jackie Robinson, the first black player in the major leagues. Blackball will be performed by the Marcus Shelby Quintet and three actors, who will tell the story through monologues and songs, and will recreate some of the on-field action. Commissioned by the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival with generous support from the MAP Fund.
Link: https://www.presidio.gov/events/presidio-live-music-theatre-blackball-the-negro-leagues-and-the-blues-featuring-the-marcus-shelby-quintet

Creative Family Fun: Snazzy Snakes
Date: Saturday, February 3 and Sunday, February 4
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Place: Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4323
Price: Free
February 1 is National Serpent Day! The Presidio is home to many slithering snakes. Learn about some of our reptile friends by making your own snake out of recycled materials.
Link: https://www.presidio.gov/events/creative-family-fun-snazzy-snakes

YBike Learn to Ride Program
Date: Sunday, February 4
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Place: Main Post, corner of Anza and Owen
Phone: (415) 447-9622
Price: Free
Get your kids riding on two wheels with free, safe, and friendly instruction from the Presidio Community Y. Bikes and equipment are provided. All ages are welcome; no reservations required. Co-sponsored by the Presidio Community Y and the Presidio Trust.
Link: https://www.presidio.gov/events/ybike-learn-to-ride-program-2018-02-4

After Hours
Date: Thursday, February 8
Time: 7 pm to 10 pm
Place: The Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4323
Price: Free
Hang out in the Presidio Officers’ Club past closing time in this free Thursday social where millennial meets museum. Learn the history of California’s Craft Spirits while sipping on local libations. Exercise your artistic license with hands–on arts and crafts of the era, and learn just how many rooms in the O Club were once bars while unwinding by the fireplace. Enjoy cocktails and bites available for purchase at Arguello Restaurant, and jam out on one of San Francisco’s most historic dance floors.
Link: https://www.presidio.gov/events/after-hours-at-the-presidio-officers-club

Creative Family Fun: Miraculous Mountains
Date: Saturday, February 10 and Sunday, February 11
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Place: The Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4323
Price: Free
Did you know that less than an hour away from the Officers’ Club, Mount Tamalpais (Mt. Tam for short) towers above San Francisco Bay at 2,572 feet above sea level? Mt. Tam is one of many mountains in California, and to honor all of these awesome heights, and the adventurers who climb them, Creative Family Fun is making colorful collages dedicated to the highest places on Earth!
Link: https://www.presidio.gov/events/creative-family-fun-miraculous-mountains

A Tour of General DeWitt’s Office
Date: Saturday, February 10
Time: 10 am to noon
Place: Meet at Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Ave.
Phone: (415) 561-4323
Price: Free
Join Presidio Trust Historian Dr. Barbara Berglund Sokolov and National Park Ranger James Osborne for a rare glimpse into General John DeWitt’s office, where he made the decision to imprison Japanese American citizens and non-citizens without due process. This tour complements the special exhibitions EXCLUSION: The Presidio’s Role in WWII Japanese American Incarceration at the Presidio Officers’ Club and The Children of the Camps at the Military Intelligence Service Historic Learning Center.
Link: https://www.presidio.gov/events/a-tour-of-general-dewitts-office-2018-02-10

Valentine’s Day Sock Hop
Date: Saturday, February 10
Time: 7 pm to 10 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm – no early admittance)
Place: The Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4323
Price: Free
Our tremendously popular Valentine’s Day dance returns for a fourth year. Hop back to the 1950s at the Presidio. Be there or be square with live music from The Ely Brothers & The Doubletake Band, dancing, and retro cocktails available for purchase from Arguello restaurant. Come shake, rattle, and roll!
Link: https://www.presidio.gov/events/valentines-day-sock-hop

Buffalo Soldiers History Walk: Gone but Not Forgotten
Date: Sunday, February 11
Time: 10:30 am to noon
Place: Presidio Visitor Center, 210 Lincoln Blvd., San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4323
Price: Free
Join Ranger Alejandra as we celebrate Black History month with a 1.5 mile leisurely stroll through the Main Post of the Presidio and explore the story of the African American "Buffalo Soldiers". Learn about their connection to the Presidio and other National Parks, as well as their extraordinary contributions to our nation in a time of overt racism and segregation. We’ll discuss how their actions helped facilitate many freedoms we enjoy today, including taking a hike in your national park! In addition, we will talk about how their individual trailblazing efforts served as a precursor to the Civil Rights movement, and why their story is still relevant today.
Link: https://www.presidio.gov/events/buffalo-soldiers-gone-but-not-forgotten-2018-02-11

Presidio Experience Tour
Date: Thursday, February 15
Time: 1 pm to 3 pm
Place: Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4323
Price: Free
Get to know the Presidio during this two hour, in-depth experience. Start with a scenic shuttle ride around the park, filled with illuminating stories about the Presidio’s past and present. Then enjoy a guided tour of the Presidio Museum at the Officers’ Club for a deeper dive into the diverse people and world events that have shaped the Presidio since 1776.
Link: Registration required: https://www.presidio.gov/events/presidio-experience-tour

Naima Shalhoub Quintet
Date: Thursday, February 15
Time: 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Place: The Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4323
Price: Free
Lebanese-American artist Naima Shalhoub, fusing the blues with her Middle Eastern roots, uses music as a tool for transformation, liberation, education, and self-expression. Her work as a vocalist, composer, performing artist, and educator focuses on the expansive quality of the voice and its power for redemption and social justice. Naima Shalhoub, voice; Chris Trinidad, bass guitar; Tarik Kazaleh, guitar, oud & table; Aaron Kierbel, drums; Isaac Ho, piano. Offered in partnership with InterMusic SF.
Link: https://www.presidio.gov/events/presidio-live-music-naima-shalhoub-quintet

Presidio Book Club
Date: Saturday, February 17
Time: 1 pm to 3 pm
Place: Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4323
Price: Free
Linda Heidenreich, “This Land Was Mexican Once”: Histories of Resistance from Northern California (University of Texas Press, 2016). Explore California’s colonial past and its present day legacies through the lens of Napa, CA, a place of Indigenous, Californio, Euro-American, and Chinese and Mexican immigrant histories. Encounter new twists on the Bear Flag Revolt, John C. Fremont and General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo. Delve into the ways that these histories shape local and national identities today. Presidio Book Club is an inclusive gathering that anyone can take part in, whether or not they’ve read the book. Led by Presidio Trust historian, Dr. Barbara Berglund Sokolov. Presented in association with the California Historical Society’s current exhibitions. Copies of the books are available for purchase at the California Historical Society.
Link: https://www.presidio.gov/events/presidio-book-club-this-land-was-mexican-once-histories-of-resistance-from-northern-california

Creative Family Fun: Fantastic Fans
Date: Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Place: The Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4323
Price: Free
Happy Lunar New Year! Fans have been used in China for over 3,000 years and are a symbol of good luck. Welcome in the Year of the Dog by making your own fan.
Link: https://www.presidio.gov/events/creative-family-fun-fantastic-fans

Astrolecture Series: Flares and Fireworks from Black Holes
Date: February 20
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Observation Post, 211 Lincoln Blvd, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4323
Price: Free
Black holes are some of the most exotic and extreme objects in the Universe. Find out what a black hole is, how we can find them, and how they behave from Dan Wilkins, Einstein Postdoctoral Fellow, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, at Stanford University. Presented by the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers.
Link: https://www.presidio.gov/events/astrolecture-series-flares-and-fireworks-from-black-holes

International Ocean Film Festival Preview
Date: Thursday, February 22
Time: 7 pm to 8 pm
Place: The Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4323
Price: Free
Catch a sneak preview of trailers of the 2018 Official Selections of the 15th Anniversary International Ocean Film Festival. Meet the jury members and filmmakers who curate the festival, which offers a unique opportunity to see inspiring ocean-themed independent films from around the world. The International Ocean Film Festival (IOFF) held in San Francisco inspires people to appreciate and care for the ocean by revealing its wonders through independent films. Every year, IOFF produces an acclaimed festival of ocean-themed films from all over the world that are largely unavailable to the general public. The next festival will take place March 8-11, 2018, with all screenings at the Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center. Visit http://oceanfilmfest.org/ for a complete schedule of screenings and events.
Link: https://www.presidio.gov/events/presidio-live-film-international-ocean-film-festival-preview

Family Bird Walk
Date: Saturday, February 24
Time: 8:30 am to 10:30 am
Place: The Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4323
Price: Free
Enjoy this family walk in the Presidio led by young birder Jonah Benningfield. This event is great for birders of any level, and we welcome families with young birders! Dress for hiking and variable weather. Bring your binoculars. We will have youth binoculars to share and Jonah’s Birds of Mountain Lake guide. The Presidio is home to over 230 species and perfectly situated to observe a spectacular array of west coast birds, both migratory and resident. Register to receive meeting location. Dress for hiking and variable weather. Bring your binoculars. We will have youth binoculars to share and Jonah’s Birds of Mountain Lake guide for every participant.
Link:https://www.presidio.gov/events/family-bird-walk

Presidio Stargazing Party
Date: Saturday, February 24
Time: 7 pm to 9:30 pm
Place: Main Parade Ground, Sheridan Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4323
Price: Free
Presidio Stargazing Parties are perfect for families and people of all ages interested in seeing the universe through a telescope. The SFAA brings telescopes and amateur astronomers to guide you, unveiling some of the night sky's most interesting astronomical beauties. See the moon, planets, nebulae and galaxies up close and learn some of the constellations at a star tour. Bad weather cancels. Check www.sfaa-astronomy.org for updates.
Link: https://www.presidio.gov/events/presidio-stargazing-party-2018-02-24

Creative Family Fun: Buffalo Soldier Insignia Patches
Date: Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Place: The Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4323
Price: Free
Learn about the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers, African American soldiers who were stationed in the Presidio! Draw inspiration from their insignia and design your own patch.
Link: https://www.presidio.gov/events/creative-family-fun-buffalo-soldier-insignia-patches

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