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March 2020

Docent Training Program

March 14 - May 2
Camron-Stanford House, 1418 Lakeside Drive
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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This spring the Camron-Stanford House will offer the opportunity to join an innovative team of volunteers interested in local history. Learn about Oakland’s exciting past, polish your public speaking skills, become a history detective and take part in the creation of new exhibits. This is a terrific opportunity to expand your knowledge and learn to give guided tours of the historic Camron-Stanford House, an architectural treasure that is a City, County, and State landmark, and listed on the National Register…

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New Exhibit: Tattooed & Tenacious: Inked Women in California History

March 15 - September 27
Camron-Stanford House, 1418 Lakeside Drive
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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The Camron-Stanford House is pleased to announce a new exhibit: "Tattooed and Tenacious: Inked Women in California History." From upper-class women who started the tattoo craze to the working-class Tattooed Ladies who performed in circus sideshows, this exhibit puts the foremothers of modern tattooing in the spotlight. Through photographs and personal histories, this exhibit uncovers the fascinating and largely unknown stories of women and tattoos before WWII. A Show stopping mannequin, hand drawn by current Bay Area female tattoo artists…

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April 2020

Lecture: The Family Historian- Capture and Preserve the Stories of Things

April 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us and learn some tips on how to best store and care for some of your family history and heirlooms, and how simple digital tools can help you preserve important stories for sharing with your family. $10/General, $5/Members. Admission includes access to our current exhibit and house tour. --- Dan Rael is Co-Founder of CatalogIt, a cloud-based collection management software for museums, galleries, and personal collections.  

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American Disruptor: The Scandalous Life of Leland Stanford

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Camron-Stanford House, 1418 Lakeside Drive
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Join us as author and historian Roland De Walk talks about his recently published book, "American Disruptor: The Scandalous Life of Leland Stanford." American Disruptor is the panoramic saga of Leland Stanford – whose older brother Josiah was an instrumental force in his life – from his birth in a backwoods bar, to his founding of the great university bearing his name that is the birthplace, incubator and sustainer of Silicon Valley. It is the astonishing adventure of how one…

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