The History of Golden Gate Park, March 5 Event

The History of Golden Gate Park

A Free Panel Presentation

Thursday, March 5 at 7:00 PM

The Society of California Pioneers Museum and Library

As the city prepares to celebrate Golden Gate Park’s sesquicentennial, historians Christopher Pollock and Woody LaBounty will explain how the transformation of one thousand and seventeen acres of unpromising sandy soil and windswept dunes, dismissed as “the outside lands” or “the great sand dunes” on early maps, turned San Francisco into a truly cosmopolitan, world-class city. This free, public event includes admission to Golden Gate Park in The Gilded Age, The Society of California Pioneers’ contribution to the citywide GGP@150 celebration. Click here for details and directions.

Free admission. Reservation recommended; RSVP to


The Society of California Pioneers’ Museum and Library

101 Montgomery, Suite 150

The Presidio of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA 94129