The Cupola

The Newsletter of the Pardee Home Museum
Pardee Cupola
Current Issue (Spring/Summer, 2018): Download PDF

Historic Homes of Oakland - The Peralta Hacienda
Wedding Receptions at PHHM
Pardee Home Gala Celebration
Summer Musical Delight
POWER 7th Annual Delilah Beasley Tea
BAHHM Meeting at PHHM
Advisory Board Established for PHHM
An early photo of the Pardee Home circa 1880
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Most past issues are available via PDF download. However, issues prior to 2009 are represented as images of the newsletter, not editable originals.
Fall/Winter, 2017: Download PDF

The Old and New Governor's Mansion
Pardee Museum to Host Sesquicentennial Celebration
PHM Will Be At SF Mint's History Days!
Molly Fierer-Donaldson New Board Member
A Major Painting Project
The Queen's Recipe for Drop Scones (Scottish Pancakes)
Spring/Summer, 2017: Download PDF

The Dunsmuirs, The Hellmans, and The Pardees
New Board Member ~ Charlotte "Charly" Taylor
Pardee Historic Home Museum Receives Grant from United Airlines
New Board Member ~ Gloria Taylor
Erika Mailman to Visit PHM
Stan Stidham's Recollections of the Pardee Family
6th Annual Delilah Beasley Tea
Fall/Winter, 2016: Download PDF

Governor George Pardee Nomination - Election - Inauguration
Meet Our Talented New Helpers
  • Kyler Svendsgaard
  • Jay Morgan Crawford
Helen and the Merry Tramps
Spring/Summer, 2016: Download PDF

Earthquake Governor and Earthquake Mayor: Oakland's Dynamic Duo
Hear Here (Pardee Home) Hans Gallas Talk about Their "There" (Gertrude Stein & Alice B. Toklas)
Pardee Home Museum Annual Fourth of July Patriotic Picnic
Pardee Garage-Parking Opportunity
Introducing New Board Member Richelle Lieberman
Introducing New Board Member Wayne Marzolf
Our Teas Aren't Just for Ladies Who Wear Purple & have Red Hats
Fall/Winter, 2015: Download PDF

George Pardee (1857-1941) and Francis (Frank) Mott (1866-1958)
Oakland Masonic Lodge No. 188 Hosts Grand Lodge of California at the Pardee Home Museum
Other Recent Events at the Pardee Home Museum
Treasure Hunting at the Pardee Home Museum
Spring/Summer, 2015: Download PDF

The Myth of Pick-Handle Pardee
Family Fun on July Fourth
4th Annual Delilah Beasley Tea
The Times They Are A Changin'
Thank You to Members and Volunteers at PHM
Tom Doctor
It's Not Just For Tea Time
Gift Shop Blooms with New Items
Fall/Winter, 2014: Download PDF

Governor George Pardee & President Theodore Roosevelt: Preservation of Yosemite
3rd Progressive Oakland Women for Empowerment and Reform (POWER) Event at PHM
Introducing New Board Member: John Matzger
Gov. George Pardee at Oakland City Hall in 2014!
Happy Birthday, Earl Grey!
Gov. George Pardee Christmas Letter to Ron Pardee Nielson's mother, Augusta

Spring/Summer, 2014: Download PDF

Elias Samuel Cooper, Levi Cooper Lane, Enoch, and George Pardee,The Doctors Four
Family Fun on July 4
Stan Stidham's Recollections of the Pardee Family
PHM's Cupola Gets A Facelift
2nd Edition of A Grand Tour of PHM by David Nicolai Is Now Available
Meet Our New Trustee - Michael Henn
Meet Our New Trustee - Mavis Perry
"Let It Be White Again"
Marianne Robison Retires from PHM Board
Upcoming Events at the Pardee House Museum

Fall/Winter, 2013: Download PDF

Pardee Family Dressmaker
Politics, Plague, and Pardee
The Pardee Garden Venue
Tour and Tea Price Increases
Restoration Projects
Catalina, the Pardee Home Museum Cat, in Her New Home
Spring/Summer, 2013: Download PDF

A Most Atypical Gold Miner, Enoch Pardee (1827-1896)
Surprise Birthday Party in Garden a Huge Success
New Docent - Cynthia Foster
Shady Activity at PHM
YELP Raves for Pardee Tea
Filoli Field Trip, May 3, 2013
"Seeing the Elephant"
Family Fun on July Fourth!
Fall/Winter, 2012: Download PDF

The Yosemite Chandelier
Meet Our New Trustee: Cherie Donahue
P.O.W.E.R Garden Party Benefits Girls Inc.
Fall Events at PHM
PHM Toffee - Rave Reviews
The Perfect Gift
Spring/Summer, 2012: Download PDF

Hats, Hats, and More Hats!
Street Sign Replaced at Home of EBMUD Founder
The Story of George and His Fish
Introducing Two New Trustees
Garden Bench Dedicated in Memory of Bill Baldwin
Pardee Home Benefits from Gifts
The Pardee's Neighborhood (Part 2)
"Occupy" Oakland with George Pardee
Fall/Winter, 2011: Download PDF

112 Years of the Pardee Women
Parlors & Politics Event
Meet the Tea Ladies: Dawn Muller and Molly Kenney
Ghost Investigations Continue at Pardee
Restoring the Picket Fence
Halloween Festivities – Fun for All
Watch Your Language
Spring/Summer, 2011: Download PDF

July 4th Celebration at the Pardee Home Museum
Ghost Investigation at the Pardee Home Museum
10,000 Steps in Oakland
A Touch of History – California Poppy Day
The Pardee's Neighbors
Drs. Pardee – Sportsmen
Appreciation Celebration
Projects Update at PHM
Fall/Winter, 2010: Download PDF

A Kids Thanksgiving at the Pardee Home
Halloween Celebration, Sunday, October 31st, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Deanna Lyon, Board Chair, Stepping Down
A PHM Volunteer Couple – Ann and Steve Brown
A Touch of History – Enoch Pardee's Charity
PHM Holds Its First Jazz Concert
China Update from David Nicolai
Spring/Summer, 2010: Download PDF

The Practitioners Pardee – Part 1: Enoch Pardee
Upcoming Events – June, July, August
Sue Dunton: Quilter Extraordinaire
Two New Board Members
Get To Know Jose!
A Touch of History – Pardee Family Transportation
The Practitioners Pardee – Part 2: George Pardee
Fall, 2009: Download PDF

Halloween Celebration Announcement – Oct. 31, 2009
Tours and Teas – now available!
Creative Volunteers update gift shop; new Docents trained for tours.
David Nicolai – report from China
New members of the Board of Trustees
July 4th Celebration a success.
Thanks and Appreciation to all of our donors.
Spring, 2007 (Special Double Issue): Download PDF

Pardee & the 1906 Quake
Different takes on Gov. Pardee in two important new books – A Crack in the Edge of the World by Simon Winchester and The Great Earthquake and Firestorms of 1906 by Philip L. Fradkin
The story of Pardee Lowe, namesake of the governor and 1906 earthquake refugee to Oakland
Carleton Watkins and the Yosemite chandelier: a photographer’s incredibly rough shake
Winter concert featured tribute to Pardee; “Phoenix Tree” also highlighted holiday season
Two earthquake relics that traveled across the bay last year – and two that stayed home
Spring, 2006: Download PDF

Did Dr. Pardee write his memoirs? The Knave said So.
100 year old Fan found among Helen’s Treasures
Summary of great events at PHM – July 4th, Halloween, Japanese Holiday, Book readings.
PHM making progress on cataloging its enormous collections
Introducing…the Green Canoe Room!
100 Years ago with Governor Pardee
Summer, 2005: Download PDF

Upton Sinclair pays a visit to the Pardee Home Museum
Major improvements to Poppy Porch Gift Shop
News of the Museum’s Board of Trustees
BAHA Tour and ASFCA Reception highlighted the Winter Season
Preservation Month celebrated on May 15th
More information about the Chronicle Building and Its Pre-earthquake tenants, Doctors Pardee and Morse
100 Years ago with Governor Pardee
December, 2004 Download PDF

Repainting of the main house, Gardens restoration Phase II, and Completion of Landmark Place Transform a City Block
"George Did It" - A Witty Enconium to Pardee
House Events during 2004
Museum Featured on "Evening Magazine" in October
Pardee Home Transformed into Hollywood Set in March
Highlights of the Museum's Collections
Billiard Table Restored with Grant from Questors' Club
December, 2003: Download PDF

Book Reading by Ishmael Reed Highlights the Holiday Season
One Hundred Years Ago in California: The Pardees Move into the Governor's Mansion
Museum Staff and Volunteers Participate in Living History Day at the Governor's Mansion
October, 2003 Download PDF

Fourth Annual Halloween at the Mansion Will Spook out Oakland on October 31st
One Hundred Years Ago in California: Pardee at Play and at Work, from Big Basin to Ogden
A Letter to the Editor: More on Oakland's Sara Lemmon
PHM Trustee Ned Brandt Has Resigned, and His Seat Has Been Taken by Lisa Gerstacker
Death of Long-Time PHM Treasurer Marion Reich
July, 2003 Download PDF

Gertrude Stein Event and Music Recital Bring Front Parlor to Life in Recent Months
One Hundred Years Ago in California: Governor Pardee Hosts President Roosevelt
Registrar Vicki Wiese Joins Staff at Seymour Pioneer Museum
Peter Palmquist Killed in Emeryville Accident in January
PHM Trustee Frank Howard Dead at 74
March, 2003 Download PDF

100th Anniversary of Pardee's Inauguration Celebrated in Grand Style at the Museum
One Hundred Years Ago in Sacramento: The Pardee Inauguration Was Grand!
Woman's Will Produces Oscar Wilde at the Pardee Home
Spotlight on Oakland's Sara Lemmon, the Poppy Champion
November, 2002 Download PDF

Special Issue: One Hundred Years Ago...Republican George Pardee Narrowly Elected California Governor over Democrat Franklin Lane. This issue focuses on a detailed look at the fascinating gubernatorial campaign of 1902 and also includes in-depth profiles of Pardee and Lane and a unique statistical profile of California in 1902.
July, 2002 Download PDF

May 4th Sesquicentennial Celebration and July Fourth Picnic Highlight the Season
PHM Board Welcomes Four New Trustees
Museum Receives $30,158 California Heritage Grant to Help Achieve Handicapped Accessibility
Lois and Nick Sarley Brighten Our Gardens
April, 2002 Download PDF

Enoch and Mary Pardee - A Gold Rush Romance
February Groundbreaking for Landmark Place Condominiums
Mayoral Correspondence Among Our Most Valuable Archival Holdings
Museum Will Offer Plaque Unveiling and Mayoral History Exhibit to Celebrate Oakland's 150th Anniversary on May 4th
January, 2002 Download PDF

150 Years Ago: Argonaut Enoch Pardee En Route to California
Halloween Mania at the Haunted Mansion Preceded Gold Rush Holidays
Museum Director Attends Prestigious Seminar at Colonial Williamsburg
October, 2001 Download PDF

The Ghosts Will be Out for the Second Annual "Halloween at the Mansion" on October on October 27th!
Garden Party, Fourth of July Picnic, and Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Highlighted the Summer Season at the Pardee Home
Phase I of Gardens Restoration Completed
"An Oakland Metaphor: Hidden Treasures, the Pardee Artists" - Current Exhibit Highlights Famous Artists from the Demolished Pardee Building
Karen McKinney Marks Three Very Active Years as Museum Volunteer
July, 2001 Download PDF

An Appreciative Look at the Architecture of the Pardee Home Museum
William C. Hoagland and John J. Newsome: Architects of the Pardee Home
Sources on the Architecture of the Pardee Home
Italianate Villas in the Region -- Past and Present
FAQ's about the Pardee Home's Architecture
Pardee Home to be Featured in Upcoming Book Victorian Glory
April, 2001 Download PDF

Pardee Home to Honor Oakland's 149th Birthday
The Tragic Deaths of Florence and Carol Pardee
"Yours for Justice and Equality" - The True Story of Susan B. Anthony's Inscription to Governor Pardee
Reroofing of Pardee Home in Underway
January, 2001 Download PDF

Inroducing...The Cupola
PHM Wins Another Prestigious Federal Grant
Museum Director to be Featured Speaker in Palo Alto
PHM Treasurer Marion Reich Retires After Many Years of Service
Autumn Evening Events Fill the Pardee Home with Holiday Spirits
September, 2000 Download PDF

Pardee Home's Second Annual Fourth of July Picnic Was a Tremendous Success
Cheryl Maslin - Intern and Volunteer Extraordinaire
PHM Welcomes Three New Trustees
The Seveth Day Adventists - Early Neighbors of the Pardee Familyn
June, 2000 Download PDF

Mayor George Pardee's Fight with the "SP" Over Access to the Oakland Waterfront
Museum Receives Prestigious Federal Grant
Second Class of SFSU Interns Records Great Progress in Catloging Our Collections
Board Chairman Stan Stidham Personifies Seventy-Five Years of Pardee Home History
March, 2000 Download PDF

Pardee Home Museum Announces $12,000 Grant from Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust to Begin Grounds Restoration
Volunteer Profile -- Phyllis Brislawn
Tree Adorned with Shoe Trees Highlights 1999 Holiday Season at the Pardee Home
Pattillo and Garrett Associates
And Just Who Was Stanley Smiith . . . Anyway?
Winter, 1999 Download PDF

PHM Announces $250,000 Grant from Michigan's Gerstacker Foundation
Renovation of Lafayette Square Park is Becoming a Reality
Definitive New Guide to Western House Museums Published
Further Words from Jacob Soares, African-American Aid to Governor Pardee
"Playthings of the Pardee Family" Exhibit Opens at the Museum
Oakland and Alameda School Children at the Pardee Home
November, 1999 Download PDF

Exhibits at Three California Museums Highlight Treasures of the PHM Collections
The Ebell Society and the Pardees at the Forefront of Oakland Culture
How Palo Alto's Pardee Park Came to Be: A Strange and Little-Known Saga
Rebirth of Pardee Home's Neighborhood Continues
June, 1999 Download PDF

A New University Molds a Youthful George Pardee
Mary Lou Malone Dies at Age 73
Collection Management Interns Catalog 1200 Objects!
Helen Pardee and the Merry Tramps
Summer, 1998 Download PDF

Governor Pardee and Yosemite National Park
EBMUD Exhibit, Video Celebrate Seventy-Five Years of Service to Region
Museum Staff Enjoys a Busy and Productive Summer at the House
Purses and Bags on Exhibit
The Misses Pardee at Mills College
Comings and Goings at the Pardee Home
Winter-Spring, 1998 Download PDF

Pardee Home Declared California Historical Landmark!
Beautiful New Curtains Grace Dining Room and Front Parlors
Two 1997 Holiday Receptions Were Great Successes
The Pardee Home Foundation Welcomes Two New Trustees
Richard Guy Wilson Visit
Earl Warren Holiday Cards Highlight Pardee Home Exhibit
Recipes from the Pardee Home's 1997 Holiday Open House
Fall, 1997 Download PDF

Jacob Soares: Messenger to Governor George Pardee
David Nicolai is New Museum Director
Vicki Wiese Joins Museum Staff
Pardee Home Enjoys Day in the Sun
News from the District
Summer, 1995 Download PDF

"Growing Up Invisible" -- Auguatino Dance Theater
Oral Histories -- Stan Stidham
Work Committees Added to the Board
Museum News: Grants, Docent Class, "Windows on Broadway"
Board Notes: New Member Michael Fink, Carl Gerstacker Obituary
Fall, 1994 Download PDF

"The Witching Weed" exhibit features pipes and smoking artifacts
Archives Spotlight -- Dr. Pardee Interviewed
Museum News: Grants, Docent Class
Spring, 1994 Download PDF

Valentine's Day Event Illuminates Early Pardee Courtship
Gerstacker Foundation is presented with plaque
Watkins Lamp Prominent Feature at Pardee Home
Fantastic Fandango of Fabulous Fans!
Museum News: Grant, Caretaker Retiring, Docent Class
June, 1993 Download PDF

Northwest Coast / Eskimo Display
Chap Record from Carol Pardee
George Pardee and Oakland's Water Supply
January, 1993 Download PDF

New Display in Billiard Room
Janet Pigniolo Joins Staff
Docent Class
October, 1992 Download PDF

New Director, Melissa Rosengard
Exhibit Changes
Enoch and George Pardee Meet Abraham Lincoln
Museum News: Docent Class, Parking
June, 1992 Download PDF

Dining Room China
Growth of Oakland's Population
List of Volunteers
Beginning 2009, The Cupola is written by Ron Bachman, Kay Cheatham, Ann Brown and other board members or volunteers and is laid out by Russell Nelson. Between 2001 and 2007, The Cupola was researched and written by museum director David Nicolai, and was laid out by Erika Mailman. Between 1997 and 2000, The Newsletter was produced by David Nicolai and known simply as the Pardee Home Museum Newsletter, as it was between 1994 and 1995, when it was produced by museum director Melissa Rosengard, and between 1992 and 1995, when it was written by Heidi Casebolt. No issues were published in 1996 or 2008.

For stories about the Pardee Home published elsewhere, please see PHHM in the News.

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