Special Exhibit at San Francisco Presidio Jan 20, 2009 21:51:06 GMT -5
Post by frank on Jan 20, 2009 21:51:06 GMT -5
War and Dissent: U.S. in the Philippines 1898-1915
October 22, 2008 to February 22, 2009 at the Presidio of San Francisco National Park.
Wednesday to Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm Presidio Officers’ Club
The Spanish-American War of 1898 -- and the Philippine War that immediately followed it -- were turning points in the United States’ role in the world and had a great impact on the Presidio of San Francisco. The war in the Philippines also triggered strong dissent within the United States as the nation changed from a republic based on the consent of the governed to the possessor of a colonial empire.
This mixed media exhibit of photographs, San Francisco monuments, diaries, letters, political cartoons, recordings, maps, and flags looks at the Spanish-American and Philippine Wars from several points of view, including Filipino points of view, in nine themed galleries.
FREE EXHIBIT PROGRAMS SPECIAL EVENTS
Shadows of War Performance: The Lopez Family in the Philippines 1901
Thursday, February 5, 7-8 pm Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue
Produced by San Francisco’s Bindlestiff Studio, this multi-media dramatic production inspired by the exhibition will feature Filipino-American actors and live music.
The Making of The Forbidden Book: The Philippine-American War in Political Cartoons
Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 7 – 8 pm Presidio Officers’ Club
A slide presentation by authors Abraham Ignacio and Jorge Emmanuel. A book signing will follow the talk.
An Evening with the Roosevelts: Living History Performance
Friday, January 30, 2009, 7 pm Presidio Officers Club
The "Rough Rider" President, Teddy Roosevelt, and his First Lady Edith will appear and speak on affairs in the Philippine Islands. Reception follows. Portrayal by Ron and Carol Browning.
Mark Twain on War & Dissent: Living History Performance
Friday, February 6, 2009, 7 pm Presidio Officers’ Club
Author and humorist Mark Twain will speak on the subjects of war and dissent. Portrayal by McAvoy Layne
National Park Service Rangers and Docents will lead weekly walks in the Presidio on the themes of the Spanish-American War, the Philippine War, and the Buffalo Soldiers. For more information or to RSVP, please call (415) 561-4323. All walks begin at the Presidio Officers’ Club.
Saturday, February 7, Little War, Big Impact, 1-2:30 pm
Sunday, February 15, Buffalo Soldiers in a Jim Crow Army, 1-3 pm
Sunday, February 22, Little War, Big Impact, 1-2:30 pm