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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.