21 September 2017

Treasure Island Museum lecture & tour of Admiral Nimitz House

Eastern Span of old Bay Bridge and Nimitz House (courtesy of NoeHill.com)

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Lecture: 10:30 am
Building One, Room 111
Treasure Island

Tour: 12:00 pm
Nimitz House
Yerba Buena Island

Free of charge

Lecture: Midway 1942: Time for a Command Decision
Speaker: Michael Svanevik, Professor of History Emeritus, College of San Mateo

After Pearl Harbor and other breathtaking military victories, Japan was intoxicated with feelings of invincibility. In June 1942, enemy forces maneuvered toward American-held Midway. Brilliant naval intelligence and the steadfast determination of Admiral Chester Nimitz altered the tempo of war, crippling invaders and taking to the offensive in the Pacific.

Tours of Nimitz House: Rear Admiral John Bitoff, USN (ret), who lived in the house as Commander, Naval Base San Francisco in 1989–1991, will give an introductory talk and lead participants on a tour through the house. Built in 1900, the Classic Revival mansion is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

For additional information, see the Treasure Island Museum website.


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