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WPA Bus Tour

July 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am


Tour with Gray Brechin and Harvey Smith
Join Gray Brechin and Harvey Smith as they travel through history on a bus tour of sites built by the New Deal’s “alphabet soup” agencies. You will learn about the major contribution government-paid workers made during the depression- era New Deal programs. Gray and Harvey will discuss the art, architecture, and social programs that effectively dealt with the period’s economic meltdown in contrast with today’s response.
Some of the locations they will take you to are: Rincon Annex Post Office Murals, Sunshine School, The New Mint and the Old UC Extension, Golden Gate Park Stables and Fly Casting Pools, Beach Chalet Murals.
Please be aware that the tour will take about 5 hours depending on the traffic and the discussions.
Meet in front of Bill Graham Auditorium, between City Hall and the Main Library.
(Please bring your own lunch. There will be some sandwiches available for a small cost.)

Reservation required:
Send e-mail to: laborfest@laborfest.net, or call: (415) 642-8066, and leave your name, number of reservations, and phone number (this is to let you know that we have space for your reservation and can contact you in case of any changes.)
Make reservation, then send check ($25/person) to: LaborFest, P.O. Box 40983, SF, CA 94140


Beach Chalet WPA Murals – The Beach Chalet is located above the Golden Gate Park Visitor’s Center. The building features historic WPA frescoes created by Lucien Labaudt in the 1930’s. The artwork captures the flavor of San Francisco in that era in a style of the Arts and Crafts movement. Fans of the style, and Art Deco will appreciate the WPA works which allowed art projects like this to exist during such hard times..


July 9, 2017
10:00 am
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Gray Brechin & Harvey Smith


Bill Graham Auditorium
99 Grove
San Francisco, CA United States
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(415) 642-8066

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