Fall/Winter 2023-2024


September 19 Thomas Berens,  Sales and Marketing Executive, turned avid outdoorsman

Hidden Gems Among Bay Area Parks

October 3 Ross King,  Internationally recognized authority on crucial episodes in the history of Renaissance art and architecture

Brunelleschi’s Dome

October 17 Barbara Rae-Venter,  Genetic genealogist, biologist, patent attorney; helped identify the Golden State Killer

Cracking Cold Cases with DNA: The Revolution of Genetic Genealogy

November 7 Michael Stehr,  A glorious walk through the museum with this fine artist, decorative painter and art historian

A Day at the Musée d’Orsay

November 21 David Greenberg,  A Baroque violinist weaves together the stories of classical violin and Scottish fiddle music

Bach Meets Cape Breton

December 5 Ignacio Ornelas Rodriguez, historian of civil rights and social justice movements, is joined by photographer David Bacon

Bracero and Guestworker Programs:  A Look at Farm Labor

January 16, 2024 Garth Illingworth,  Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz; among the thinkers behind the telescope

Discoveries from the James Webb Telescope