The Emperor's Bridge Campaign

TO HONOR THE LIFE + ADVANCE THE LEGACY OF EMPEROR NORTON

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EVENTS  ::  Previous Years

Here's a listing of previous years' events from The Emperor's Bridge Campaign.

For events in 2018, click here.

 

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2017

4 February
PARTY LIKE IT'S 199! | Emperor Norton's 199th Birthday Party
Original announcement here.

4-5 March
San Francisco History Days at the Old Mint 2017

23 March & 2 April
LIGHTS! CAMERA! NORTON! Three Emperor Norton Films
Original announcement here.

4 June
FIELD TALK #3 | His Majesty's Ink: The Boutique Printers of Emperor Norton's Bonds & Decrees, 1870–1880
Original announcement here.

17 September
EMPIRE DAY | Ferry Trip to Oakland — Emperor Norton's "Summer Capital"
Original announcement here.

6 October
Did Emperor Norton Sleep on the Peter Macchiarini Steps?
Presentation by Campaign president John Lumea at First Friday event hosted by Macchiarini Creative Design & Metalworks Gallery, in North Beach.

7 November
Emperor Norton: A Brief History
Presentation by Campaign president John Lumea at meeting of the California Fact & Legend section of the American Association of University Women – San Mateo branch.

10 December
THE 5th ANNUAL TANNENBAUM TOAST | The House of Shields

2016

4 February
THE EMPEROR'S 198th | A Birthday Party in Salute of Emperor Norton
Original announcement here.

4-6 March
San Francisco History Days at the Old Mint 2016.  

5 April
CHAMBER TALK #3 | The Good Emperor: The Best Proclamations You've Never Heard Of
Original announcement here.

20 April
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE LECTURE | The Emperor's Ride: Notes on a Famous Photograph
Original announcement here.

1 May
THE EMPEROR'S RIDE | Bike Ride & Picnic
Original announcement here.

12 June
BENEFIT WALKING TOUR | Emperor Norton's Neighborhood
Original announcement here.

17 September
EMPIRE DAY | Welcoming the 158th Year of the Nortonian Realm
Original announcement here.

17 September
FIELD TALK #2 | Before the Palace: Norton's Habitats, 1849-1863
Original announcement here.

13 October
MY EMPEROR, MY MUSE | Artists in Conversation About Emperor Norton
Original announcement here.

12 November
RINCON + RED'S | The Emperor Norton Bridge Turns 80
Original announcement here.

11 December
THE 4th ANNUAL TANNENBAUM TOAST
Original announcement  here.

2015

3 February
FUNDRAISER | The Emperor's 197th Birthday: A Party and Presentation of Recent Findings
Original announcement here
Our post-event write-up here.

28 February – 1 March
5th Annual San Francisco History Expo

22 March
FIELD TALK #1 | The Street Where He Lived: An Illustrated History of Emperor Norton's Commercial Street
Original announcement here.

29 April
HAPPY HOUR | A Drink with the Emperor's Niece
Original announcement here.

3 May
PLAQUE-LAYING CEREMONY | Home of Peace Cemetery, Colma, Calif.
Original announcement here.

7 May
OPEN HOUSE @ MECHANICS' INSTITUTE | Bay Area Heritage Exchange
Original announcement here.

30 May
HISTORY FAIR | Annual Meeting of Conference of California Historical Societies

6 September
CAMPAIGN BENEFIT TOUR | Emperor Norton's Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine
Original announcement here.

17 September
EMPIRE DAY | Welcoming the 157th Year of the Nortonian Realm
Original announcement here.
Partial transcript of public remarks here.

6 October
CHAMBER TALK #2 | The Emperor in the East Bay: The Imperial Diplomacy of Norton I in Oakland & Berkeley
Original announcement here.

13 December
THE 3rd ANNUAL TANNENBAUM TOAST | The House of Shields

2014

6 January
Anniversary of Emperor Norton's First Bridge Proclamation (6 January 1872)
A TOAST | Comstock Saloon

23 March
Anniversary of Emperor Norton's Second Bridge Proclamation (23March 1872)
FIELD TRIP TO THE BAY BRIDGE: A WORK IN PROGRESS, 1933-1936 | de Young Museum

21 September
Anniversary of Emperor Norton's Third Bridge Proclamation (23March 1872)
THE EMPEROR'S GARDEN PARTY | Picnic at Jefferson Square Park

14 December
THE 2nd ANNUAL TANNENBAUM TOAST | The House of Shields

2013

8 December
THE 1st ANNUAL TANNENBAUM TOAST | The House of Shields

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