Saturday, June 6, 2020

The Treasure Island Museum joins those protesting the death of George Floyd and the inequities it yet again exposed. As our contribution to the discourse, we have moved a relevant history exhibition online for all to see. More ...

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

On April 22, 2020 we learned that Zoe Dell Lantis Nutter, the premiere "theme girl" at the Golden Gate International Exposition, as well as dancer, pilot, philanthropist, and international traveller, passed away. She died peacefully at her home in Ohio. She would have turned 105 on June 14th of this year. Zoe Dell was a generous philanthropist who supported the Treasure Island Museum and many other organizations, particularly those advocating aviation history. She was an honorary member of the Treasure Island Museum's board of directors through the time of...

Saturday, December 21, 2019

The Treasure Island Museum is delighted to share holiday music performed by the late Kay Rooney, who played music for all the seasons in the Treasure Island Officer's Club for more than two decades (early 50's to early 70's). In 2019, Kay's vintage Hammond BV organ became part of the Treasure Island Museum's special collection. 

Kay Rooney and her Hammond organ traveled to the Philippines in the 1940s when her husband, Major Andrew Rooney, served in the Army. In 1949, aboard the SS President Cleveland, Kay delighted passengers...

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Few technological advantages had as much impact on WWII victory in the Pacific as Pan American Airways, a civilian corporation that played a huge military role.

On Saturday, October 12 at 10:30 am, join historian Michael Svanevik, a former commissioned officer in U.S. Army Intelligence, as he evaluates the indispensable wartime role of Pan American Airways.  More information here.

President Franklin Roosevelt referred to the airline as his “chosen instrument.” Before Pearl Harbor, while not exclusively military, the airline engaged in a series of delicate op...

Monday, July 8, 2019

Our website now offers extensive information about the Pacific Unity Sculptures, six of which are on view outside the museum's home, Building One on Treasure Island. 

These statues formed part of the Court of Pacifica at the 1939-40 Golden Gate International Exposition on the island.

This content has been available only through scannable codes on the statues' labels. Now it forms our second online exhibit, alongside of "Wish You Were Here - Postcards from the GGIE."

Thursday, April 11, 2019

To commemorate the 77th anniversary of the Jimmy Doolittle Raid, the USS Hornet Air, Sea, and Space Museum will host a special presentation featuring Richard Nowatzki, a former crewman of Hornet CV-8, who witnessed the hazardous launch of Army bombers from the pitching flight deck. The event will also include a special performance by The Hornet Band and an introduction by historian Bob Fish, Hornet Museum Trustee.

This Public Program is FREE to Museum Members or with purchase of regular admission.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

A new exhibit on Port Chicago is on view at the museum through July 9, 2019.  The gallery is normally open weekdays 8:30 to 5 and on lecture weekends.  Check our calendar before visiting.

The exhibit was featured on KTVU-2, and the museum told the story of Port Chicago on KQED-TV's Newsroom.  Click the links to view these videos.

The Port Chicago disaster and trial led to one of the earliest steps forward toward civil rights, part of which took place on Naval Station Treasure Island.

75 years ago, during World War II, a massive explosion at the Port Ch...

Monday, December 17, 2018

SAVE THE DATE and RSVP here! Treasure Island's beautiful Art Moderne "Administration Building" will be the setting for an afternoon of lively presentations, conversations with GGIE "veterans," a raffle, refreshments, exhibits, and more.

Speakers include Kathryn Ayres of the San Francisco Post Card Club and Paul Totah, editor of The San Francisco Fair, published for the fair's 50th anniversary in 1989.

The celebration will take place on Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 1 to 4 pm in the lobby of the former Administration Building of the fair, on Trea...

Monday, December 17, 2018

​A massive explosion at a World War II ammunition pier in Concord led to a mutiny trial at Treasure Island. 50 black enlisted sailors were convicted, but the trial exposed racism in the armed services and resulted in the 1946 desegregation of the U.S. Navy. Come learn about the Port Chicago disaster and mutiny trial, and its impact on civil rights that still resonates today.

Find out more and reserve your seats here.

Friday, April 6, 2018

The museum will give a luncheon presentation on Treasure Island's history, the redevelopment now underway, and plans for the new museum, at the Jamison Roundtable on Wednesday, May 16 at the City Club of San Francisco

Speakers will include V. Fei Tsen, President of Treasure Island Development Authority, Alexandra Galovich from Wilson Meany and Treasure Island Museum Board President Walt Bilofsky.

The City Club is located in the Stock Exchange Tower building. Opened in 1930, its art deco interior features a Diego Rivera fresco and works by Golden Gate Inter...

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