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 2017, click here.

 

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2016

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

Original announcement here.
 

Friday 4 March  Sunday 6 March
San Francisco History Days at the Old Mint 2016

For the second year running, The Emperor's Bridge Campaign signed up supporters, handed out cards, sold t-shirts and told our story at this popular annual history fair (previously known as the San Francisco History Expo).  

Tuesday 5 April
CHAMBER TALK #3 | The Good Emperor: The Best Proclamations You've Never Heard Of

Original announcement here.

Wednesday 20 April
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE LECTURE | The Emperor's Ride: Notes on a Famous Photograph

This joint lecture by Emperor's Bridge Campaign president John Lumea and Mechanics' Institute librarian Taryn Edwards explored the background of Eadweard Muybridge's iconic 1869 photograph of Emperor Norton astride a bone-shaker. Original announcement here.

Sunday 1 May
THE EMPEROR'S RIDE | Bike Ride & Picnic

Original announcement here.
 

Sunday 12 June
BENEFIT WALKING TOUR | Emperor Norton's Neighborhood

Original announcement here.

 

Saturday 17 September
EMPIRE DAY | Welcoming the 158th Year of the Nortonian Realm

Original announcement here.

 

Saturday 17 September
FIELD TALK #2 | Before the Palace: Norton's Habitats, 1849-1863

Original announcement here.

Thursday 13 October
MY EMPEROR, MY MUSE | Artists in Conversation About Emperor Norton

Original announcement here.

 

Saturday 12 November
RINCON + RED'S | The Emperor Norton Bridge Turns 80

Original announcement here.

 

Sunday 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

The Emperor's Bridge Campaign signed up a hundred new supporters and told our story to hundreds more at this event produced by the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society.

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

Original announcement here.

Wednesday 29 April
HAPPY HOUR | A Drink with the Emperor's Niece

Original announcement here.

 

Sunday 3 May
PLAQUE-LAYING CEREMONY | Home of Peace Cemetery, Colma, Calif.

Original announcement here.

Thursday 7 May
OPEN HOUSE @ MECHANICS' INSTITUTE | Bay Area Heritage Exchange

Original announcement here.
 

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

The Emperor's Bridge Campaign hosted a table at the History Fair held as part of the annual meeting of the Conference of California Historical Societies, in Burlingame, Calif.

Sunday 6 September
CAMPAIGN BENEFIT TOUR | Emperor Norton's Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine

Original announcement here.

 

Thursday 17 September
EMPIRE DAY | Welcoming the 157th Year of the Nortonian Realm

Original announcement here. Partial transcript of public remarks here.

 

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

Original announcement here.
 

Sunday 13 December
THE 3rd ANNUAL TANNENBAUM TOAST

 


2014

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

Sunday 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

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

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


2013

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

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