26 September 2006

Mills College Landscape Heritage Plan lecture series

Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz
The Design of Mills College: A Campus Rooted in Hope
Wednesday, 11 October 2006
Reception 5:00 pm
Lecture 5:30 pm with Q & A to follow
Bender Room, Carnegie Hall, Mills College

Professor and renowned author Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz of Smith College will consider Mills within the evolving plan of women’s colleges in the United States and its bearing on the campus today.

Phoebe Cutler
Mills College and Oakland's Golden Age of Horticulture, 1918–1950
Wednesday, 28 February 2007
Reception 5:00 pm
Lecture 5:30 pm with Q & A to follow
Bender Room, Carnegie Hall, Mills College

Author Phoebe Cutler, who writes and lectures on garden and landscape history, will speak about the work of landscape architect, Howard Gilkey, the first landscape architect at Mills College, and Dr. Howard McMinn noted botanist and their influence both regionally and nationally.

Vonn Marie May
Reading the Cultural Landscape of Mills College: Findings from the Getty Campus Heritage Grant Project
Wednesday, 28 March 2007
Reception 5:00 pm
Lecture 5:30 pm with Q & A to follow
Bender Room, Carnegie Hall, Mills College

Vonn Marie May, Cultural Landscape Specialist and prime consultant to the Mills College Landscape Heritage Plan, will present the team's findings on the campus' development by significant architects, landscape architects, botanists, and campus planners whose influence helped shape the cultural landscape of the Mills College campus.

Please RSVP to Carrie Milligan at (510) 430-2125 or cmilliga@mills.edu.

Mills College is located at 5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, California 94613.

22 September 2006

Vote for our treasures

First Church of Christ, Scientist, school wing (photo: Daniella Thompson 2004)

Partners in Preservation is a $10 million, five-year commitment to historic preservation that will increase public awareness of the importance of historic preservation in the United States and around the world. This commitment will help protect historic and cultural landmarks and will strengthen local communities. It is a joint effort between American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the World Monuments Fund.

This year, the Partners in Preservation initiative is focusing on the Bay Area. Twenty-five resources (including seven in the East Bay) have been chosen to compete for award money. The three Berkeley resources in the running are the First Church of Christ, Scientist, the Berkeley City Club, and the Tilden Park Carousel.

Who decides on the award winners? You and the rest of the voting public. All you have to do is register. It’s free. Then vote for any resource of your choice as often as once a day until 31 October.

Rankings change daily. Your repeated voting can influence results, so vote late or early, but vote often.

19 September 2006

Outings on Fridays in Berkeley & SF

U.C. Faculty Club

The popular series of guided tours returns. The tours take place on the first Friday of each month at 11:00 am (we meet at the tour location at 10:45 am). Tickets: $15 per tour or $50 for all four
Lunch is optional.

1 December 2006
Berkeley Public Library (lunch downtown)

2 February 2007
U.C. Faculty Club (lunch at the club)

2 March 2007
First Church of Christ, Scientist (lunch on the Southside)

6 April 2007
Sisterna Historic District (lunch in West Berkeley)

And a special treat, free for all!
3 November 2006
U.S. Court of Appeals Building, San Francisco

See the BAHA Events Calendar for details.