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The Heart of Berkeley:
The Historic McGee-Spaulding District
October 13, 2013 - March 29, 2014
The McGee-Spaulding-Hardy District Historic Interest Group brings to the Berkeley History Center an extraordinary exhibit following the evolution of the district from the Ohlone Indians and Domingo Peralta to the 1854 James McGee farm, from rural to urban life in the early 20th century to the radical communes of the 60s and 70s and the mayoral race of Jerry Rubin.
At the exhibit opening, October 13, 2013 at 2 pm, Martin Reynolds and Jim Novosel are the featured speakers. Martin Reynolds grew up in the district in the 70s and 80s, spending time in the radical commune McGee's Farm. He is senior editor for community engagement for Bay Area News Group. Berkeley architect Jim Novosel owns the area’s landmarked Hunter House.
The event is free and wheelchair accessible.
In the heart of Berkeley lies the Historic McGee-Spaulding-Hardy District (bounded by Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Dwight Way, Sacramento Street and University Avenue). The McGee-Spaulding-Hardy Historic Interest Group has accomplished what every Berkeley neighborhood wished they had. Since they formed in 2000, they have searched, recorded and preserved information about the district and its families to provide an intimate history.
Free; donations accepted. Wheelchair accessible.
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