The Carriage House & Garden Salon Continues!

Sunday, August 20th, 2023 – 4:00–6:00PM


672 11th Street, Oakland
(Enter at the Castro Street gate between 11 and 12th Street)

$25 per person, all proceeds go to the Pardee Home Museum

An event of international intrigue!

We will host John Cha an Oakland resident and author who has written several volumes of biographies about Korean and American leaders. He is also an award-winning translator of Korean literature into English. “Ever since I came to America at age fifteen, I spent most of my life telling people about Korea, her pains and triumphs. I am constantly amazed and pleased that there are so many more stories out there waiting to be told, waiting to be heard.” But, most of all he is a passionate Board member of Mulmangcho Foundation in South Korea, providing learning opportunities to young people who have fled the North.

Two women who escaped North Korea have been in the U.S. studying English for the past 6 weeks. Eunji is a student at Korea National University of Arts, majoring in classic guitar. She is a marvelous musician and will honor us with a performance. Sukyung (Grace) is an English major at Sogang University in Seoul. She wants to be a translator but is also a musician. Their goal is to show that music and education transcend borders by fostering unity and freedom. Both have incredible stories to tell. For all of us who have questions and concerns about North Korea this an opportunity to get an insightful perspective.

Kathleen Cha is Regional President of the League of Women Voters. She is an author, documentarian, playwright, and wife of John Cha will be here to introduce the program.

After the performance there will be a question and answer period followed by a champagne reception. This will be a wonderful opportunity to spend a Sunday afternoon in a lovely garden.

Please reserve your seat as soon as possible by going to Eventbrite at the link provided or by calling Richelle Lieberman at (510) 381-1973.


Sunday, July 16 · 3pm PDT – Tickets $25

Enjoy a lovely afternoon in the garden, under magnificent oak trees and blooming flowers, featuring the music of: MOONGLOW TRIO

Richard Chon, violin, vocals
John Nichols, guitar
Bing Nathan, bass

The program will feature Acoustic jazz, the Great American Songbook,Gypsy Jazz, Soul, Rhythm & Blue and Continental salon. A champagne reception with sweets & savories will follow.

Reservation are a must. Eventbrite….. or call Richelle Lieberman (510-381-1973) for more details.

Mothers Day Event: Gov. Pardee, National Park Creation and Watercolors of Early Parks


Guest Lecturer: Alan Peterson, Curator of The Museum of Northern Arizona

PARDEE HOME MUSEUM GARDENS 672 11th Street Oakland (enter on Castro)

Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 2 p.m to 4 p.m | Tickets

Mother’s Day… another brunch or dinner? We are offering a super addition or even an alternative! Come to the Pardee Home Museum gardens, in full spring bloom, under our magnificent oak trees to learn about California history. Give Mom a boost in intellectual curiosity.

In 1903 John Muir invited President Theodore Roosevelt and Governor Pardee to join in a camping trip that was to initiate America’s best idea, the birth of our National Parks. At their meeting, Muir spoke of environmental degradation caused by development and asked for another layer of protection such as a National Park system to improve land management.Muir convinced both Roosevelt and California Governor George Pardee (the person in the long coat in the photo), on that excursion, to create the state grant and make the Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove part of Yosemite National Park.

Soon, Artist Gunnar Widforss was commissioned to paint the newly designated parks that would be protected. We will be shown copies of his art and a lecture concerning this chapter of history by Alan Peterson of the Museum of Northern Arizona has the worlds largest collection of Widforss paintings and archival material, Alan Peterson is the Museum’s Curator and the foremost expert on this important artist, creating the Gunnar Widforss Catalogue of history. He will be at our event to answer any questions and share details of this special time in history.

A champagne reception with sweets & savories will follow under our mature oak trees and spring garden.

Please enter the Pardee Home Museum Garden through the white gate on Castro Street between 11th & 12th Street.

Reserve your table or seat as soon as possible at this URL: . The cost is $25 per person with all proceeds going to the Pardee Family Museum. Or, call RichelleLieberman at 510.381.1973

‘Wedding Gowns With History’ presented by Karen Tierney of StudioTrousseau

Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 2 p.m.

The Pardee Museum Salon presents a fashion show with the modeling of vintage and vintage inspired fashions by Studio Trousseau founder, Karen Tierney. Coming from a 20 year background in fine art and graphic design, Karen has refocused her skills into the restoration of vintage textiles and design and production of gowns based on historic reference. Her interest and study of historic sewing stems from the need to have historically accurate gowns for performance in a group called Danse Libre. This was the beginning of Studio Trousseau (

Karen has displayed vintage inspired gowns in Europe, has lectured on the history of 19th century fashion and was a former Board Member of Lacis, Museum of Lace and Textiles in Berkeley, California.

One of her focuses is working with brides who have family gowns that need to be restored, resized and redesigned so they can be worn again. She also creates custom gowns, veils and head pieces, and repairs delicate laces.

Karen will be showing and discussing many restored family heirloom wedding gowns ranging from 1883 to 1968 and new historically referenced wedding gowns ranging from 1810 to 1930. They will be brought to life by several models, some of which are the brides who wore them. This elegant fashion show should be a fascinating and memorable occasion. We want to focus on the models so please no costumes.

A champagne reception with sweets & savories will follow under our mature oak trees and spring garden.

Please enter the Pardee Home Museum garden through the white gate on Castro Street between 11th & 12th Street.

Reserve your table or seat as soon as possible. The cost is $25 per person with all proceeds going to the Pardee Family Museum. Brown Paper Tickets or call Richelle Lieberman 510.381.1973

The Afternoon Carriage House Salon Continues
The Mattlock Duo
Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 4 p.m. | Tickets $25pp

Exciting news! The heartfelt, engaging performances of husband and wife, soprano Jenny Matteucci and pianist Daniel Lockert, continue to wow audiences throughout the Bay Area.

Their music is varied and ranges from Fats Waller to the Great American Songbook with many surprises in between. We are thrilled to be welcoming The Mattlock Duo to the Pardee Garden on Sunday, October 9th.

Soprano Jenny Matteucci is known for her flexibility of style. As a young singer, she was active in the San Francisco theater and cabaret scene, where she continues to perform today. Ms. Matteucci, in addition to teaching voice and performance classes, is currently the conductor of the Festival Chamber Chorale, the Festival Chorus of Mendocino County, the FCCPA Chancel Choir, the FCCPA Women’s Ensemble and the Palo Alto Oratorio Society.

Her husband, Daniel Lockert, is equally versatile on the piano, organ and harpsichord. Daniel began formal piano studies at age five. In his adult role as coach and teacher, he has been on the staff and faculty of the Julliard School, the San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Opera San Jose, Chapman College, Oakland University, Cal. State East Bay, Mills College, Notre Dame de Namur University and the Aspen Music Festival. Daniel is currently acting as coach/collaborator at Santa Clara University.

The garden is a lovely place to visit this time of year with flowering plants and shade from our grand old trees. After the music we will have a champagne reception with light refreshments including savories, sweets and best of all: socializing!

Covid protocols will be followed with proof of vaccination required and a safe place to gather. Reserve your table or space as soon as possible. The cost is $25 per person with all proceeds going to the Pardee Home Museum. Purchase tickets online through Brown Paper Tickets or make a reservation by calling Richelle Lieberman at 510.381.1973.

Please enter the Pardee Home Garden through the white gate at 1135 Castro St (between 11th & 12th St).

Group photo of band, Second Time Around. Four people standing on a lawn are holding musical instruments.

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