EVENTS :: 2019
Please join The Emperor's Bridge Campaign at one of our upcoming events!
Stay tuned for information about this year's historical and cultural offerings — and save the dates of our popular annual celebrations of Emperor Norton's birthday; Empire Day; and the Tannenbaum Toast (see below).
For a listing of previous years' events, click here.
BECOME AN EMISSARY OF THE EMPIRE
Consider joining the Campaign as an Emissary of the Empire. You'll receive a collectible card that will entitle you to admission to all regular ticketed Campaign events for 12 months. To learn more, and to become an 2018 Emissary, click here.
Monday 4 February
EMPEROR NORTON’S ACTUAL FACTUAL 201st BIRTHDAY PARTY
Following on from our fabulous San Francisco-wide EMPEROR NORTON AT 200 series of talks, exhibits, parties and other special events to mark the bicentennial of Emperor Norton's birth on 4 February 2018, The Emperor's Bridge Campaign returns with its fifth annual celebration of the Emperor's historical birthday, a tradition we inaugurated with a party for the Emp's 197th, in 2015. Join us at the Comstock Saloon! »»» Details
Saturday 3 March & Sunday 4 March
San Francisco History Days at the Old Mint
The Campaign returns for its fifth consecutive year exhibiting at this popular free all-ages history fair featuring more than 80 organizations and projects focused on countless aspects of San Francisco and Bay Area history — plus authors, reenactors and a full slate of talks and presentations. »»» Details
Thursday 4 April
Golden Gate International Exposition 80th Anniversary Party
San Francisco’s Treasure Island was built for the “world’s fair” of the Golden Gate International Exposition, which launched in 1939. The island was built — and the fair was held — in large part to celebrate the opening of the Emperor Norton Bridge in November 1936. So, the Campaign is delighted to be a promotional partner in producing this wonderful party on Treasure Island. Please come — and find us at our table. »»» Details
Tuesday 17 September
EMPIRE DAY | Celebrating the 160th Anniversary of the Emperor’s Reign
This holiday — inaugurated by the Campaign in 2015 — marks the anniversary of Joshua Norton's declaration of himself and his Empire on 17 September 1859. In 2019, we celebrate the 160th anniversary of the Emperor's reign and bring in the 161st year of the Nortonian realm.
Sunday 8 December
THE 7th ANNUAL TANNENBAUM TOAST
The Campaign's annual House of Shields holiday party.