Fathom This! March 2015


The monthly newsletter from San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

March, 2015
Issue #80

Welcome to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, your floating national park on San Francisco’s historic waterfront, and to this issue of Fathom This! For more information see the links at the end of this newsletter.

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New Exhibit in Maritime Museum
Women’s History Month
Chinese Whispers: Cultivating Community
World Storytelling Day
Fiddle Music of Ireland

New Exhibit – A New Deal: Continuing the Legacy of Maritime Art in the Park
Opening reception and performance Saturday, March 7, 12:30-3pm, in the Maritime Museum, 900 Beach Street, foot of Polk Street. Free admission. Museum open daily, 10am-4pm.

The We Players, theatre company and park partner, created this unique exhibit for the park. Join us for the opening reception and performance.

Women’s History Month
Throughout March. Free admission to Hyde Street Pier, Visitor Center, and Maritime Museum. Admission to historic vessels: Adults, $5. Ages 15 and under, free (accompanied by an adult). Free with national park passes and for active military with I.D. Join us as we celebrate Women’s History Month. Program dates and descriptions. https://www.nps.gov/safr/parknews/womenshistorymonth2015.htm

Panel Discussion: Women In Maritime Trades
Saturday, March 28, 1pm in the Blue Room of the Maritime Museum building, 900 Beach Street, foot of Polk Street. Free admission. Wheelchair accessible.

Join us to hear stories from six women who will share their experiences and accomplishments in maritime trades and in careers such as captain, officer, pilot, and more. Light refreshments will be served. https://go.nps.gov/womenpaneldiscussion

Chinese Whispers: Cultivation Community
Saturday, March 14, 2-4pm, aboard BALCLUTHA. Ships admission fees apply. Wheelchair accessible.

The lunar new year of the Green Wood Ram brings camaraderie and growth. Come celebrate community vitality and cultural connections in this season of renewal. Listen to stories from different cultural perspectives on early Chinese immigrants, including from Jack London, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Italian American fishermen in San Francisco, and hear stories about SF maritime history. Enjoy slam poet Jason Bayani’s riveting performance. Get inspired by new year stories and stories of renewal in the premiere Community StoryShare*, and bring your story to share on the theme of cultivating beginnings and community renewal.

*StoryShare is open to all. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. For information, email stories@chinese-whispers.org with “STORYSHARE” in the subject line.

World Storytelling Day
Friday, March 20, 12-4pm, various locations on Hyde Street Pier and in the Visitor Center.

In celebration of World Storytelling Day, storytellers and artists will take to the stage on Friday, march 20, from 12-4pm. United in the belief that stories matter, a diverse range of storytellers will share their distinctive narrative styles from film to stand-up. World Storytelling Day is a day set aside for people across the globe to celebrate the storytelling tradition, foster learning, share inspiration and create connections. Please see below for program information and times. All programs are wheelchair accessible. https://www.nps.gov/safr/learn/news/worldstorytellingday.htm

Fiddle Music of Ireland
Saturday, March 21, 1-2pm, aboard BALCLUTHA (in the shelterdeck). Wheelchair accessible.

The fiddle was for many years the instrument of choice among deepwater sailors. Hear Irish fiddle music in this ranger-led program. Discover how a particular dance was believed to prevent scurvy. (spoiler alert – it didn’t!)


nps.gov/safr San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

fullfathomcollections.blogspot.com The park collections blog.

bywatersolutions.com The Maritime research Center catalog.

museum.nps.gov/parkindex.aspx Museum collections. Choose our park from the list.

facebook.com/SanFranciscoMaritimeNHP The park’s Facebook page. Be sure to “like” us!

https://twitter.com/SFMaritimeNPS The park’s Twitter feed.

youtube.com/user/SFMaritimeNHP The park’s YouTube channel.

flickr.com/photos/sfmaritimenps/ The park’s Flickr site.

maritime.org San Francisco Maritime National Park Association, the park’s nonprofit member-supported cooperating association.

maritimelibraryfriends.org Friends of the Maritime museum Library, the park Maritime Research Center’s nonprofit member-supported cooperating association.

recreation.gov ALMA reservations.

hydestreetlivinghistory.org The park’s Living History program.

corsair-viking.org San Francisco Sea Scouts, park partner and neighbor in Aquatic Park.

weplayers.org Theatre company and park partner.

Last updated: March 12, 2015

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