Pardee Home Museum
 Events and Exhibits 

Karen Zimmerman

11th Public Ghost Investigation!

Saturday October 14, 2017

6:00 PM

Please join Karen Zimmerman, an experienced ghost investigator and author, and her fellow investigators in searching for evidence of spirits within the Pardee Home Museum. Karen's book - Ghost Stories and Legends of Alameda, Berkeley, and Oakland - contains an entire chapter on the Pardee Home. In her several investigations here, she has recorded several EVPs (Electronic Voice Phenomenon).       Click here for sample EVP.

A spirit circle will be held up in the cupola.

Karen's team has recently been experimenting with the Xcam SLS camera by Digital Dowsing. The camera's images have been interpreted by some to show spirits through a combination of light, thermal signals, and ultrasonics. Others describe them as anomalies or potential areas of interest. See sample pictures

Our volunteers will serve a wonderful array of food and drinks to the participants midway through the event.

Karen and the other investigators have generously donated their services to the Pardee Home for this investigation. All of the money from ticket sales will go to the Pardee Home.

For tickets and even more information, please visit Brown Paper Tickets

George Kiskaddon

Carriage House Salon: The Tale of Another George

Sunday October 15, 2017

4:00 PM

A tale of another George! As many of us know, our own George Pardee was a major contributor to the development of the Federal Parks and Recreation Department. John Muir and Dr. Pardee brought President Theodore Roosevelt to Yosemite on a camping trip in 1903. This was John Muir's vision and the President came away with a new attitude about protecting our wild life and keeping it safe under strong federal laws ~ preserving our wilderness by declaring them National Monuments. After that visit, 148 million acres of bird sanctuaries and game preserves were added to the National Parks!

More than 60 years later, another visionary with the name George also turned his dreams into reality. George Kiskaddon, totally hooked on the sea from an early age, was a captain of a Liberty ship at just 23 years old! In 1969 George started a steamship company with his feisty best friend, Jerold M. Lowenstein, and wife Lillian at his side. Their goal was to make people aware of the importance of the oceans to all of us on the earth and the creatures underneath.

In 1974, just five years after its founding, Christopher Du Pont Roosevelt, the grandson of Franklin D. Roosevelt, became the President and CEO of the Oceanic Society and continued at the helm through 1985. The Oceanic Society continued to inspire and empower people worldwide to take part in building a healthy future for the world's oceans. What an interesting coincidence those two men named George and two men named Roosevelt shared a passion for preserving our natural resources!

On Sunday, October 15th at 4:00 pm George Kiskaddon's son, John Kiskaddon will recount the remarkable story of the Oceanic Society at our Carriage House Salon series. We will hear about young John sailing the high seas to Tahiti (at the age of 10!) and learning, at his father's knee, the importance of protecting the Bay from over-fishing, over-development and maintaining a clean and healthy environment for future generations. Today John Kiskaddon continues his father's mission, the enjoyment of good music, family, whale watching and the innovative campaign to protect and preserve our oceans. Following the lecture and Power Point presentation you will be able to ask John questions and then continue the discussion in the Dining Room at a hors d'oeuvres and champagne reception.

What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon and support the Pardee Home Museum with a $25 per person contribution. Space is limited so make your reservations early!

For tickets and even more information, please visit Brown Paper Tickets

Pardee Home Museum ~ 672 11th St, Oakland, CA (please enter on 12th St at the Carriage House)
For questions, please call Richelle Lieberman at 510-381-1973.

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