San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Learn about Alameda’s Neptune Beach - the "Coney Island of the West" - and it's history as a pivotal attraction after the close of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Authors Dennis Evanosky and Eric Kos will take guests on a tour of west Alameda’s bathing and beach resorts that established the Island City’s recreational character beginning in the 1870s.
Honour Brand, an Alameda t-shirt company wil have a pop up shop with Neptune Beach t-shirts for sale so check them out before and after the program!
Dennis and Eric are co-publishers of the only locally owned and most widely distributed Alameda newspaper, the Alameda Sun. Dennis has written and Eric has helped publish three local history books including Alameda an Architectural Treasure Chest.
Eric and Dennis teamed up in 2004 to write East Bay Then & Now. Since then they’ve been contracted to write five other California history books, the latest, Lost Los Angeles, was released at the end of 2014. They have some two dozen presentations on Bay Area history they can present and they also host the Web site www.oaklandhistory.com.
Dennis leads tours in Oakland for Mountain View Cemetery, the Pardee Home Museum, Oakland Heritage Alliance and more. Through the Alameda Recreation and Parks Department’s Alameda Walks program, both Eric and Dennis lead free history walks in Alameda.
When & Where
California Historical Society
Our mission is to inspire and empower Californians to make the past a meaningful part of their contemporary lives.
The California Historical Society holds one of the richest collections of primary and secondary materials in the state on the social, cultural, economic, and political development of California.
The Gallery provides public access to the collection through changing exhibitions, Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The North Baker Research Library provides public access to the collection, Wednesday through Friday, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.