27/10/2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
TALES FROM SAN FRANCISCO'S 1915 PANAMA PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION
The Panama Pacific International Exposition of 1915 was San Francisco’s first world’s fair. It was a stunning achievement that took more than a decade of planning, overcoming insurmountable odds, including civic corruption, the great earthquake and fire of 1906, intense competition from rival host cities and the outbreak of World War I.
The stories in Panorama are about visionaries, innovators, artists and entrepreneurs whose inspiring accomplishments lifted our City and forged its modern blueprint.
This is a fascinating and eye opening look behind the scenes at how San Francisco rose from the ashes of the 1906 earthquake and fire and welcomed the world to visit. Join us for this glimpse at the world’s fair that changed the landscape of the SF Marina and showed San Franciscan’s could overcome disaster.
Presenter: Author and journalist Lee Bruno, author of Panorama: Tales from San Francisco's 1915 Pan-Pacific International Exposition. His curiousity to learn about his great grandfather’s role as one of the primary organizers for the PPIE led to his unveiling fascinating people and intersecting stories about business, economics and politics from 100 years ago. Bruno's most recent book is Misfits, Merchants, and Mayhem: Tales from San Francisco's Historic Waterfront, 1849-1934, winner of the 2019 Independent Book Publisher Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal for History. His reporting on business, technology and science has appeared in such publications as The Economist, The Guardian, MIT Technology Review and other publications.