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Previous Events & Programs

  • Oct 08, 10:30 AM
    Learn about the United States Navy’s presence in the San Francisco Bay Area for 154 years, beginning with the first navy base on the Pacific Coast, located on the barren Mare Island in the North Bay in 1854!
  • Sep 17, 10:30 AM – Sep 18, 5:00 PM
    Treasure Island Museum, 1 Avenue of the Palms #111, San Francisco, CA 94130, USA
    Join us for a celebration of our recent expansion with a brand new exhibit, “You Are Here: The Story of Treasure Island,” featuring a new timeline of the history of Treasure Island and remarkable Treasures associated with the island’s history.
  • Jun 25, 10:30 AM
    San Francisco, 1 Avenue of the Palms, San Francisco, CA 94130, USA
    Treasured Stories: Treasure Island Oral Histories 1997-Present highlights the work and experiences of those who have made the island a refuge for positive change.
  • Jun 11, 10:00 AM – Jun 12, 4:00 PM
    Treasure Island Museum, 1 Avenue of the Palms #111, San Francisco, CA 94130, USA
    Join us for an unprecedented opportunity to learn about Treasure Island through special presentations and a self-guided tour. Explore places off the beaten path and meet field experts, and tour guides!
  • May 21, 10:30 AM
    Treasure Island Museum
    The GGIE showcased mainstream stars, nostalgic favorites, and timeless classics. Explore the process of developing a small thematic museum exhibit and the interesting stories that accompanied it.
  • Apr 30, 10:30 AM
    Treasure Island Museum
    Treasure Island's pirate history is as artificial as the island itself, but that never ruined anyone's fun! It gave the Golden Gate International Exposition’s creative publicists a hook to hang the pirate theme on, and an excuse to hire "pirate girls" to promote the fair.
  • Apr 16, 6:30 PM
    Treasure Island Museum, 1 Avenue of the Palms, San Francisco, CA 94130, USA
    Join us for a celebration of the anniversary of the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition with a Swing Dance Party and live music from Mike Young's Mood Swing Orchestra!
  • Mar 26, 10:30 AM PDT
    Treasure Island Museum
    Speaker: Jim Hancock If you’ve been to Treasure Island, you’ve personally experienced the physics of wind, and maybe the waves as well. The Sailing Science Center (SSC) is working to teach science using these forces, and create an interactive museum framed around sailing.
  • Feb 19, 10:30 AM
    Zoom presentation
    Speaker: Anne Schnoebelen Known as “San Francisco’s Artist Laureate” throughout his lifetime, Antonio Sotomayor was a celebrated artist in many media, and an author. If you are a San Francisco gadabout, you have probably seen one of his creations without really trying.
  • Jan 29, 10:30 AM PST
    Zoom Presentation
    Speaker: Peter Hiller The astonishingly versatile artist, writer and photographer Jo Mora left a trail of creativity throughout California, including - fleetingly - on Treasure Island.
  • Nov 13, 2021, 10:30 AM
    Zoom Presentation
    Speaker: David Smith Yes, prehistoric animals—including dinosaurs—were seen on Treasure Island by visitors to the Golden Gate International Exposition in 1939 and 1940. The creatures were the creations of sculptor William Gordon Huff.
  • Oct 23, 2021, 10:30 AM
    Zoom Presentation
    Speaker: Mike Weedall Racial prejudice against Asians is, unfortunately, not unique to today. Prejudice against Japanese-Americans was never more virulent than during and immediately after World War II, and few suffered more from it than Iva Toguri, who was tried in San Francisco for treason.
  • Sep 25, 2021, 10:30 AM
    Zoom Presentation
    Speaker: Dilip Trivedi, Dr.Eng., P.E. How can the Bay Area fend off rising sea levels along its long shoreline in years to come? Learn about the development of Treasure Island and the long and exacting process aimed at keeping future residents above water.