Pasados del Presidio June 23-29, 2007 .

Tuesday, June 26, 7-8 pm Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue
Evening Talk: Chief Marin – Leader, Rebel & Legend

Join anthropologist, archaeologist and author Betty Goerke to explore the history of Marin County’s namesake and his people, the Coast Miwok. Book signing will follow.

Wednesday, June 27, 11 am-Noon Main Post, Pershing Square Post Flagpole (Graham & Moraga)

Los Californianos Ceremony

Join descendents of early California for their annual celebration of San Francisco’s Birthday and the founding of the Presidio.

Thursday, June 28, 7-8 pm
Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue

EveningTalk: Testimonios – Early California through the Eyes of Women 1815-184
Rose Marie Beebe and Robert M. Senkewicz present a slide talk and book signing of their recent publication that includes testimonies from those unheard voices of pre-gold rush California women.

Friday, June 29, 11 am-4 pm
Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue
Family Fun! Passport Through Time

Kids! Try your hand at early California music and dance, uncover the Presidio’s past with park archaeologists, and meet Ohlone and early California descendents. Experience early California rancho life and get a taste of 18th century cooking. Food will also be available for purchase.
Friday, June 29, 7-9 pm, Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue
Evening Fandango

Songs & Dances of Early California. Join us for a lively evening concert with the renowned Coro Hispano de San Francisco directed by Juan Pedro Gaffney R. with Cascada de Flores and dancers from Los Lupeños de San José. A free evening PresidiGo shuttle will run until 9 pm to connect visitors to MUNI 43 & 45. Food available for purchase.


Dream Catching meeting 5/29/2007

Sustainability Center build on:
Internet Archive
Sustainability Center
Community interest
Skills development
History engagement, re-engagement
Central area as gathering point
Uniqueness of Fort Scott
Transiton area: crossing the road.
Grey  development
Eco-cultural development
swords into ploughshares
garden into wilderness
conservatiuon to sustain life by living.
Only stay in building for 4 years.
Different themes to building, artists and others in residence.
symbolic fences of memory paths

Artist in residence
Virginia City, Nevada
Awareness of residents in terms of history
Guided tours, video-tours on topics, age-groups,
tour user open access specific for particular houses/topics
needs to be more walker friendly
Dark heritage will be attractive
Excavation for children
Parking, Development
One large tenant

Sustainability fundraising:
60 year lease  $236.squ feet remodel

$150 mill to renovate Fort Scott, UCB building $70 mill

Project Manager: Michael Ashley

Theme Guide: Colleen Morgan
– Takashi
– Alicia
– Scott

Ecological/Cultural Landscape
Theme Guide: Marlin Lin
– Jen
– Lin
– Makai

Theme Guide: Ruth Tringham
– Branneley
– Jeff
– Joey

The classroom is located in the Presidio Officer’s Club, located at  50 Moraga Avenue. (google map).

All students registered in the class are eligible for a Class Pass which entitles students to free AC Transit, including the TransBay bus.

From the bus station you can take public transport (MUNI) or the Presidio shuttle PresidiGo.

For MUNI Bus

Depart: San Francisco Transbay Terminal in San Francisco
Go to: N.W. Corner Of Sutter St & Sansome St (511 location map)(Google map)
Go to: N.W. Corner Of Presidio Ave & Pine St (511 location map)(Google map)
Go to: Presidio Of San Francisco in San Francisco (511 location map)(Google map)
Total Travel Time: 48 min
Total Cash Fare: $1.

For the FREE Presidigo shuttle go to their website. It is free but less frequent. You walk a little along the Embarcadero to its bus-stop.

PresidiGo Presidio Map

PresidiGo Downtown Map

The Schedule is published as a spreadsheet

Anthropology 136e Digital Documentation and Representation in Archaeology: Managing Cultural Heritage

Instructors: Professor Ruth Tringham (Anthropology), Dr. Michael Ashley (CIO~CDS)

Instruction: 6 weeks, 4 units course, T, Th, 9-12, 1-4

Place: Multimedia Authoring Center (MACTiA|West) of the San Francisco Presidio Archaeology Lab.

Note: This course satisfies the methods requirement for the Anthropology major

Websites: Public website for the course

This course is about understanding what it takes to steward cultural heritage on a local and global scale. Cultural heritage in this case includes natural/cultural, historic/prehistoric, tangible/intangible places: standing and buried buildings, landscapes, neighborhoods, cities, communities – anything which is of significance for the present population enough for someone to take steps to managing its conservation, preservation and accessibility to the public.

The course guides students through the process of cultural heritage management. The first part comprises research, case studies, initial planning and team formation. The second part focuses on a digital documentation strategy for collecting, processing and cataloging a variety of different digital media and sources, including photography, 3D laser scanning, videography, oral histories, archival research, field planning, and archaeological survey.

In the third part of the course students will learn to integrate these digital media into a dataset that holistically describes the place, as well as critical analysis of how site management in conducted in the ‘real world’. We will explore various mechanisms for the representation of this information with particular focus on the use of new media as a basis for constructing narratives that imbue multiple perspectives on the heritage sites.

In the fourth and final part of the course, students learn to take these data and their narratives and apply them to the formation of a site management plan (SMP) that could fulfill standards requirements from professional organizations such as ICOMOS, UNESCO, the World Monument Fund and other international / national / local governances. The challenge for the course team is to create a compelling, inclusive SMP that could ultimately be put into practice.

Fort Winfield ScottFort Winfield Scott

The main requirement for the course is participation as a member of a team to create the site management plan for the historic site of Fort Winfield Scott at the San Francisco Presidio. The project builds on the research being done earlier in 2007 by UC Berkeley interns working in collaboration with CyArk ( in preparation for a workshop at the 10th Anniversary Symposium of US/ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) to be held in April 2007 at the SF Presidio: ).

Students will work as a single production team to develop and implement a digital documentation strategy to comprehensively record Fort Winfield Scott. Each student will have her/his unique role on the team and will go in-depth into a particular digital recording methodology. All students, however, will learn the pros and cons of the different strategies. The work day will be divided between seminar discussion on theoretical and comparative studies of heritage management, discussions and brainstorming on the project in the lab, and project fieldwork.

Lab Fees: A $50 lab fee is charged to support the heavy use of the MACTiA facilities.