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“Vanished: Berkeley’s Lost Businesses and Institutions”

Vanished” is inspired by the Berkeley Historical Society’s members’ comments along with its archive of photos and other memorabilia that illustrate the changes that have occurred in Berkeley over the years from its founding in 1878. The exhibit, centering on the Hinks Department Store's photos and ephemera, also includes the original Haws drinking fountains invented in Berkeley, the 'hot fudge' warmer from Ozzie's Soda Fountain, the beanie worn by the BerkeleyJunior Traffic Patrol, and many other treasures. The curators, Phil and Phyllis Gale have selected businesses and institutions that highlight the changes that have brought Berkeley from early farms and dairies to a center for academic and scientific achievement, freedom of expression and the arts.

The exhibit continues through March 30, 2013.


Berkeley Historical Society’s Speaker Series:


Berkeley's Strand Theater 1915
David Weinstein Presents Berkeley’s Lost Movie Theaters

Sunday, January 20, 2013 From 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Berkeley Business Section, Shattuck Ave, 1909
Philip Gale Presents Berkeley’s Vanished Horse Cars, Steam Trains and Street Cars

Sunday, February 17, 2013 From 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Both the Exhibit and Talks will be held at the History Center
They are free and wheelchair accessible.


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Veterans Memorial Building
1931 Center Street, Berkeley 94709
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