Welcome history and culture enthusiasts! Let's go explore the Bay Area's cultural treasures around us! We visit archaeological sites, museum exhibits, participate in discussions, go to historical reenactments, attend plays and operas, explore old parts of cities, visit fairs and festivals, learn skills at workshops, go on tours, enjoy movies, and more!
Everyone is welcome: families, students, scholars, seniors, singles, LGBT, all ethnicities, people with all ranges of physical capabilities, all religious backgrounds, and those ranging from the aspiring Indiana Jones to people just rekindling their interest in history and culture.
In addition to exploring new places each month, we also have our own bookclub:
Meeting every 6-8 weeks, we choose our own book from any genre that is related to that meeting's topic. For example, one topic we had was the US Civil War where people chose books covering culturally-based war tactics, Lincoln's funeral train, articles from that time, and fiction. By having a topic that we base a variety of books on, we are able to have a more holistic discussion that is interdisciplinary.
We start out by everyone introducing themselves and their book with a brief description of what it was about, an interesting fact, and how they felt about it (30 seconds to two minutes each). Then we open up to a naturally flowing discussion. It is okay to also just sit and listen the whole time!
"Book" is used loosely to describe a possibility of many medias: songs, films, scripts, anthologies, short stories, news and journal articles, magazines, and art.
If you can't make an event, you can still interact with us online on our group's social media: