The Emperor's Bridge Campaign

TO HONOR THE LIFE + ADVANCE THE LEGACY OF EMPEROR NORTON

RESEARCH • EDUCATION • ADVOCACY

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For Your Organization: An Expert Talk or Walk About Emperor Norton

Scene from The Emperor’s 197th Birthday: A Party & Presentation of Recent Findings , an event the Campaign held on 3 February 2015 at the 518 Valencia gallery/event space.

Scene from The Emperor’s 197th Birthday: A Party & Presentation of Recent Findings, an event the Campaign held on 3 February 2015 at the 518 Valencia gallery/event space.

Since launching in September 2013, The Emperor's Bridge Campaign has been engaged in conducting, publishing and presenting deep, original, primary-source-driven research on Emperor Norton. We now are the leading public resource on the Emperor.

Indeed, the legendary columnist Carl Nolte of the San Francisco Chronicle has called our founder, John Lumea, “the Emperor’s modern spokesman.”

As part of our mission, the Campaign offers to our members and the public a regular series of talks and walks about different aspects of the life and legacy of Emperor Norton.

Does your organization offer lectures/talks, walks and the like as part of its programming? Does your board invite guest speakers to address its meetings and retreats?

Why not invite The Emperor’s Bridge Campaign to provide your group with a unique and entertaining learning experience?

We Can Talk for As Long As You Like…

We can “plug in” at any level — from

  • a full, hour-long presentation illustrated with archival photographs and images — what
    we call a Chamber Talk — to

  • a shorter 15-, 20- or 30-minute segment, with or without slides.

We also can lead a Field Talk — a site-specific “walk without the walk” that enables attendees to visit Emperor-significant places and learn why they matter in much greater detail than a standard walking tour can provide. These talks generally run from 45 minutes to an hour.

…About Anything Related to Emperor Norton

We can offer

  • a general “story of Emperor Norton” presentation, or

  • a detailed look at some specific aspect of the Emperor’s life or legacy

To get a sense of the range of our expertise, have a look at our

But, don’t limit yourself!

If you’d like to propose some rarefied subject for a talk or walk on Emperor Norton, chances are we’ve looked into it! — even if we’ve yet to write it up or produce an event on it.

Q&As Welcome!

We love to answer questions about the Emperor — and are happy to build in a Q&A to our talk or walk.

Previously On…

The Emperor’s Bridge Campaign has been honored to provide programs for many leading organizations, including:

  • California Historical Society

  • San Francisco Public Library

  • Mechanics’ Institute

  • Society of California Pioneers

  • American Association of University Women

  • U.S–China Forum San Francisco

  • The Battery (club)

Contact Us!

To discuss programming and fee/honorarium options — and to get your organization on our calendar — drop us a line here.

 

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