The Great Ear Reaches Home:
How World War I Affected California's S.F. Bay Area
On Saturday, April 18, the Courthouse Docket continues with The Great War Reaches Home: How World War One Affected California’s San Francisco Bay Area. Speaker Jolie Velazquez will give a talk on the economic, political and social changes triggered in the Bay Area by the “European Conflict” before and after the U.S. joined the war effort on the side of the Entente (Great Britain, France and Russia) in April 1917. Discussion will cover industrial transitions, military development and the political empowerment of women and minorities in our area, and especially San Mateo County’s move toward urbanization.
Velazquez is a chair of the World War One Historical Association Speaker’s Bureau. A life-long student of history, she is interested in reenactment of various periods and has volunteered at Fort Ross and the Petaluma Adobe. She is a graduate of San Francisco State University, having majored in English with minors in Biology and History.
Next on the Docket
Saturday, May 16: A Garden Party Fashion Show presented by the Museum Auxiliary
The Courthouse Docket is a monthly series of presentations held in the History Museum's Historic Courthroom A. The 2013 Courthouse Docket Series is sponsored by Cypress Lawn Heritage Foundation.