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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

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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...

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

This weekend, visit us and more than 75 other San Francisco museums, historical societies and neighborhood organizations at History Days at the Old Mint, 5th and Mission.

The Treasure Island Museum has exhibited at every history weekend since they started five years ago.  This year we will again be at the north end of the second floor hallway, with historical materials and videos, and our new TI Museum pin.

We hope to see you there, Saturday, March 3 from 11 to 5, and Sunday, March 4 from 11 to 4.  Admission is free.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Have you been thinking about donating to Treasure Island Museum, but are not sure you'll be able to deduct it under the new tax law?

Are you nervous about the stock market, but don't want to pay the capital gains tax on selling your appreciated stock?

You can lower your tax two ways by a tax wise gift of appreciated stock or, if you're over 70 1/2, a required IRA distribution:

  1. Take an itemized deduction for the value of your stock donation, and also

  2. Reduce your taxable income, whether or not you itemize.

If you donate stock to the Treasure Isl...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

This weekend, Feb. 24-25, the museum will be open from 11 am to 3 pm. 

   

If you can't visit during our normal weekday hours, this is a chance to see our exhibit on Treasure Island's history in the beautiful lobby of Building One, and our temporary exhibit on the Navy and other sea services in the Bay Area.

   

Come for the lecture Saturday at 10:30 am and find out how Walt Disney’s visit to the Treasure Island world’s fair inspired and influenced the development of Disneyland.    And visit TreasureFest (formerly Treasure Island Flea), open both day...

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