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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.