Friday, January 25, 2013

Arader Galleries: "The Shaping of San Francisco: The Silver Age"

On January 23rd Mr. Charles Fracchia concluded his lecture series at Arader galleries with “The Shaping of San Francisco: The Silver Age”. Mr. Fracchia is a lifelong resident of San Francisco; he founded its historical society and is a dear friend to the gallery. Fracchia’s knowledge of San Francisco is seemingly limitless, and is considered an expert in his field. His broad knowledge of his subject along with childhood memories make for a well rounded trip through San Francisco’s rich cultural and architectural history.

In Tuesday’s lecture Fracchia lectured on what is known as San Francisco’s “Silver Age”; in 1859 silver was discovered in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, known as the "Comstock Lode". The Comstock Lode sparked a new economic and population boost to the City by the Bay, the effects of which are still felt even today.

Parkinson's Map of the Comstock Lode and Washoe Mining Claims
San Francisco: 1875

We love having education events such as Mr. Fracchia's lecture series here at Arader Galleries. They are an excellent way to dig deeper into history and serve to inform and entertain. We hope you can join us at our next event. Check our website to see when our next event will be held!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Arader Galleries Presents: the Shaping of San Francisco

W. Vallace Gray and Charles B. Gifford
"Bird's Eye View of the City and County of San Francisco, 1868"
San Francisco: 1868-69
Hand-tinted lithograph

Please join Arader Galleries for a very special evening with Mr. Charles Fracchia

Arader Galleries is pleased to be hosting Mr. Charles Fracchia for the final segment of his 3-Part Lecture Series "The Shaping of San Francisco" on the evening of Tuesday, January 22 at 6:15 pm where he will be presenting Part 3:

The Shaping of San Francisco.
Part 1: The Spanish Mexican Period (September 20th)
Part 2: The Gold Rush (October 17th)
Part 3: The Silver Age (January 22nd)

Charles Fracchia is the Founder and President of The San Francisco Historical Society and is passionate about San Francisco's extraordinary history.

Arader Galleries in Jackson Square's historic district, is the perfect backdrop to host this lecture, as many of the Gold Rush-era commercial buildings in the Jackson Square area managed to escape the 1906 earthquake. The lectures will take place at our beautiful building at 432 Jackson Street.

This lecture is free to attend. Please RSVP by calling the gallery at (415) 788-5115, availability is limited!

We will look forward to seeing you!

The Arader Galleries Team