October 17: 2019 PARTNERS IN PRESERVATION AWARDS
Each year, the Oakland Heritage Alliance honors individuals, organizations, projects, and programs whose work demonstrates a commitment to excellence in historic preservation. In doing so, we hope to inspire others to take action to preserve, protect, and promote Oakland’s historic, natural, and cultural resources.
This year's event will be held Thursday, October 17th at the First Unitarian Church, 14th Street and Castro in Oakland. Doors open at 6:00 pm, with presentations and the ceremony starting promptly at 7:00 pm. Light refreshments and a no-host bar will be available. Tickets are $20 for OHA members, $25 for non-members. Children are free.
Beginning with a look at the New York Subway system in the late 1800s and the very early days of urban transportation in America, explore the history and future of BART, the Bay Area’s most iconic passenger railroad. From it’s opening day on September 11, 1972, the ultra-modern system pioneered new technology and became a catalyst for a renaissance in rail transportation. Author and longtime agency spokesman Michael Healy will detail the miracle that BART was built at all, look into some of the issues and challenges the system faces today, and what the future might hold.