September 17, 2012
Light stations have helped guide seafarers and ships through both calm and stormy seas for over 2,000 years. The first known lighthouse was built in Alexandria on the island of Pharos in approximately 280 BCE, and since that time, light stations have steadily developed into what is in use today.
October 16, 2018
Get a jump start on learning what types of Army Records the GGNRA holds.
June 27, 2016
A World War I medal awarded to Captain Lorin H. Tryon.
February 03, 2015
Archeology can recover a wide variety of materials in excavations. In the project at Sutro Heights park archeologists and volunteers removed a variety of glass fragments. A distinct set of these glass remnants revealed a major concern (and remedy) of Victorian households.
June 15, 2014
The first installment in discussing what it takes to keep a museum collection protected and preserved for generations to come.
May 12, 2014
A deeper look into one of the lighthouse keepers at Fort Point, James Rankin, and his family's papers and photographs.
November 14, 2013
This fairly recent collection (created from 1990-1997) is currently the largest collection at the Park Archives and Records Center, totaling over 500 linear feet. Processing this body of material will be a matter of years before everything is in its final place.
July 08, 2013
In our last Archaeology Behind the Scenes blog post, we talked about the mysterious, vanishing statues at Adolph Sutro’s home and gardens at Land’s End: Where did the statues come from? Why did they disappear? Where are they now? In this post, we’ll explore another exciting archaeological discovery that brought more information to light about these intriguing statues…
April 14, 2011
A look at how GGNRA archaeologists are reconstructing the history of Sutro Heights Park from the pieces left in the ground.
March 04, 2011
A closer look at one of the items in the Museum Collection and persistent element of military history.
January 24, 2011
An Army perspective of social and cultural events. This entry was researched from the Presidio Public Affairs Office Records Collection GOGA 35330 which contains a set of the Star Presidian newspapers.