Mapping the East Bay's "Long Lost" History


Wednesday, June 27, 2018 6:00PM

Mapping the East Bay's "Long Lost" History





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Mapping the East Bay's "Long Lost" History


Join us for a look at a new historical map developed by Liam O’Donoghue of the “East Bay Yesterday” podcast. “Long Lost Oakland” features some of the most impressive features of the local landscape that no longer exist – from stunning architecture to bygone infrastructure and even extinct plants and animals. As we live through a moment when we can look around and literally watch the landscape change before our eyes, this map highlights the many transformations Oakland has already experienced. This presentation will blend art and history in order to explore how our past connects to the world we live in today and the future we may be living in soon.

About the Speaker

Liam O’Donoghue is the host and producer of the East Bay Yesterday podcast. His journalism has been appeared on KQED, KPFA, KALW and the syndicated NPR program Snap Judgement. O'Donoghue has given presentations on local history at libraries, schools, bookstores and even bars throughout the Bay Area.

About East Bay Yesterday:

East Bay Yesterday was named “The Best Podcast about the East Bay” in 2017 by the East Bay Express. Over the course of more than 30 episodes, this series has explored stories of culture, politics and nature from Oakland, Berkeley and other towns throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Additionally, the podcast has been used as an educational tool by teachers ranging from the grade school level all the way up through universities.


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