The Emperor's Bridge Campaign

TO HONOR THE LIFE + ADVANCE THE LEGACY OF EMPEROR NORTON

RESEARCH • EDUCATION • ADVOCACY

About The Emperor's Bridge Campaign

THE EMPEROR'S BRIDGE CAMPAIGN is a nonprofit working to honor the life and advance the legacy of Joshua Abraham Norton (c.1818-1880), the San Francisco eccentric and visionary who is best known and remembered as Emperor Norton.

Our mission includes historical and cultural research and documentation; public education; cultural visioning; and advocacy.

We seek to be the leading public resource on Emperor Norton.

To advance our mission, the Campaign sponsors and supports a variety of efforts to ensure that Emperor Norton is even better-known and -loved in his adopted home of San Francisco and the Bay Area — and that he is embraced everywhere as a key herald and symbol of the spirit of progressivism, whimsy and humanity for which this city and region so long have been celebrated. This includes:

  • Original research published on our blog (see archive).
  • Educational programming (Chamber Talks and Field Talks) and commemorative gatherings listed on our Events page.
  • A variety of longer-term Projects.


RECIPIENT OF THE 2016 RON ROSS FOUNDER'S AWARD FROM THE SAN FRANCISCO HISTORY ASSOCIATION


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The Emperor's Bridge Campaign is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation. We currently are in the process of applying for federal tax-exempt status as a 501(c) nonprofit organization.

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