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Laborfest: Treasure Island & Golden Gate Int'l Exposition
Date Saturday July 27
Time 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Event Type Teach-In
Location Details
Treasure Island Museum, 1 Avenue of the Palms Room 111
San Francisco, Tel 415-413-8462. 108 Bus from Transbay Terminal.
Treasure Island: Build It and They Will Come – Organized Labor at the Golden Gate International Exposition (Feb 18, 1939-10/29/39 and 5/25/40-9/29/40)

From the first scoops of Bay mud to the final coat of paint applied to the buildings of the Golden Gate International Exposition, organized labor was there. In honor of San Francisco’s LaborFest, author Harvey Smith will discuss the contributions of organized labor to the creation of Treasure Island and the construction of the courts and palaces of the exposition, where Labor Day was honored in both 1939 and 1940 with special ceremonies.

Speaker: Harvey Smith, Project Advisor with the Living New Deal and author of Berkeley and the New Deal (Arcadia Publishing, 2014).

Museum info: 415-413-8462

Added to the calendar on Thursday Jun 20th, 2019 10:26 PM

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