We're big fans of the Presidio and Crissy Field here at Curbed SF. Welcome to In the Presidio, a weekly series covering what's going on at what may be the country's most far-ranging and complex examples of adaptive re-use.
While some of us were otherwise occupied revolting back east, the Spanish were setting up camp on the shores of the Golden Gate, and although they actually got here in late March, 1776, the Presidio Trust has been celebrating all June, with final birthday celebrations this weekend. Starting tomorrow evening with a talk by a Californio descendant of General Vallejo, historian Martha Vallejo-McGettigan— plus an archaeological walk around El Polin Spring, the site of San Francisco's first suburb, music and dancing, campfires and a drill team with horses. Most likely, this being the diverse town that it is, there may be Ohlones and a few retired Russians fur traders. Along with stuff for kids to do, putting them in touch with a past that did not involve freeways, bike lanes or a fast internet connection.
· Fort Ross: General Vallejo's Legacy [Presidio Trust]
· Archaeology Walk at El Polin Spring [Presidio Trust]
· Pasados del Presidio: Afternoon Fun For Kids [Presidio Trust]