Tuesday, April 18, 2006
The San Francisco earthquake struck the Bay Area one hundred years ago today. Much has been written about this fascinating event, but one thing to note is that we're almost beyond the point when living people will have first-hand memories of the earthquake and its aftermath. SFmuseum.org would like to hear from people whose lives were affected by the earthquake. Visit their website to learn more.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
The 100 year anniversary of the San Francisco Earthquake is approaching (next week), and the topic is very much in the news. The San Jose Museum of Art is taking advantage of the attention to publicise a new project... rebuilding the clock tower that was destroyed in the earthquake 100 years ago!
The rebuilt clock tower will be a nice addition to a city that all too often neglects its heritage and its architecture. You can learn more about the project, and the history of the museum building, on the San Jose Museum of Art website.