So last year I found the BEST free resource online. It's called Coursera. I took the "A History of the World since 1300" class at Princeton, online for free: https://www.coursera.org/categor.... Check it out. Takes 2 seconds to register. There were 70,000 people in my class from all over the world. You get 2 hours of video lectures a week with Prof. Adelman, where he approaches world history from the perpective of globalization, starting with the neolithic revolution. ha! You can watch them whenever you like, answer little quizzes, do the assignments or not. No credit, but what an amazing resource. Then, live videotaping of in-class discussions/guest lecturers at Princeton!
1 · January 28
Here are a few notes I took while brainstorming with Christina and Solana on events and venues.
* Drink & Show & Tell: Have folks read up on a specific area and shares stories at the meetup
* Book club - Richard
* Walking tours - Victorian, Alfred Hitchcok Nob Hill tour
* Nob hill
* start at 11am
* SF: The Original Hollywood
* Topynym Night
* Diego Rivera Night
* Emporer Norton Night
* Mark Twain Night
* Tosca -
* Sam Well - Chinatown restaurant
* The Old Ship - used to be a ship that became a bar
* Biscuits and Blues
* Visuvio -
* the huntington hotel - on nob hill - the big four
1 · January 28
Okay History swillers! I believe our next meeting will be in North Beach...we have choices... Toscas http://toscacafesf.com/TOSCA.ht... or Vesuvio http://www.vesuvio.com/ both are near the Beat museum and City lights and the famous condor club....
toscas is easier to get a bigger table in the back...vesuvio has lostsa character.....any preference?
0 · January 26
Hi guys! Not sure I can make this event as I might be in the playoffs for softball (wish me luck!) but I would love to hear any ideas and suggestions you come up with for events.
I co-chair FlipSide, which is a young persons group (read 65 and younger) within The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society. You can check us out here www.facebook.com/FlipSideSF
We're planning fun and exciting history events based around the historic Old Mint building. Some of the things that we're thinking are movie nights, bar crawls, basically alcohol + history ha.
To give you an idea, our first event is this month, which is a movie night showing Bullitt sponsored by Bulleit Bourbon. The event is listed on the FB page if you want to check it out.
Anyhow, I would love to speak with any of you about any ideas you have or even if you'd like to get involved with the group. The Old Mint is at our disposal to throw events so any ideas are welcome!
0 · January 16
Like Mike I have dogs at home waiting for me, so 6 pm would be ideal, although 7 works as well.
0 · January 10
Now that sounds like a great idea!!
0 · December 27
Sarah, sounds like fun if I can catch a ride with someone from The City. I don't drive.
0 · December 26