Cars cross the Bridge on its opening day. From the holdings of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, Used with Permission, www.goldengate.org
Presented by Wells Fargo
The History Buff
Visit the new exhibit opening May 1, “Building the Golden Gate Bridge: Decades in the making.” On the site where Wells Fargo first opened for business in 1852, this museum features a Concord Coach used by Wells Fargo in the 1860s and an impressive display of gold dust and ore from California's Gold Country.
420 Montgomery Street, http://ggb75.wellsfargo.com/exhibits.html
The party has already started for the 75th Anniversary of the Bridge. Get in the mood with a stroll to Lands End, a kayak ride on the Bay or a sip of an orange cocktail to make you a little foggy. We’ve got 75 ways for you to join in the celebration.
The newest overlook in the Presidio, on the west side of the Bridge offering stunning views of the 75 yr old masterpiece. http://www.parksconservancy.org
Explore the bridge by foot and enjoy some of the most stunning views of San Francisco and the Bay. Opening in late April, visit the new Bridge Pavilion housing interpretive materials, memorabilia, and other high-quality merchandise; a revitalized gathering space, guided walking tours, outdoor exhibits and restored vistas. goldengatebridge.org
5. California Historical Society "A Wild Flight of the Imagination: the Story of the Golden Gate Bridge"
The exhibition, A Wild Flight of the Imagination, begins with a look back at the Golden Gate, a hundred years before the bridge and its history as an inspirational landscape for artist, writers, and travelers. With works of art, architectural drawings of the bridge, photographs, tools, a hard hat, and rivets, the exhibition captures the events leading up to the bridge's conception and its completion in 1937. Visitors will learn what life was like in the years just before the bridge was constructed, including ferry life and culture along the San Francisco Bay. A unique scrapbook of clippings from the late 1920s, allows viewers to trace the elaborate media campaign that succeeded in winning over a reluctant public.
678 Mission Street
Through October 14, 2012
An immersive exhibition – combining large-format images with sounds of the ocean, foghorns, birds, sailors shouting, soldiers marching and cannons firing – will tell the story of life on and around the Presidio before the bridge was built.
May 23, 2012- October 28, 2012
The Presidio of San Francisco, www.presidio.gov
Make your day even more memorable. Cycle across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito or Tiburon. Ferry back from either seaside town after enjoying the many boutiques, cafes, museums and restaurants. Or pick from an endless choice of rides including Golden Gate Park and Marin Headlands. Fleet includes comfort hybrid & mountain bikes; aluminum and carbon road bikes; tandems; kids and babies; hard tail MTBs.
Don’t leave empty-handed. Pick up a gift or keepsake at the Gift Center, located on the southeast side of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Center carries souvenirs and collectibles depicting the world-famous bridge. http://www.goldengate.org
Drawing its name from the paint color of the bridge, this exhibition at Fort Point is by a select group of artists who have created on-site installation works responding to the Golden Gate Bridge as a national icon, historic structure, and conceptual inspiration.
Fort Point, www.for-site.org
May 24, 2012- October 28, 2012
Children, teachers and practicing artists give form to their ideas using the bridge’s history and structure as a springboard to explore identity and mastery- the making of things with expert skill and knowledge. Just like the Bridge itself.
Thoreau Center for Sustainability
Presidio Building #1014, Lincoln Blvd. & Torney Ave.
July 5, 2012- July 29, 2012
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