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
Tour: 12:00 pm
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.