- Tuesday May 24th 3-4:30
- Balboa Park Casa de Balboa 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
- Limited to first 22 sign ups
- Bring a children’s book for the kickoff of the Words Alive Children’s Book Drive
- No-host happy hour at Panama 66 afterwards
- Parking behind the Organ Pavilion
You are all familiar with the San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park. Well this year it is celebrating 100 years! We have organized a guided tour of The San Diego History Center’s Library and exhibit “The Lore Behind the Roar! 100 Years of the San Diego Zoo”. This extraordinary exhibition tells the story of the Zoo’s humble 1915 beginnings to its evolution as a major tourist attraction and cultural touchstone. Get a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Zoo’s role in the San Diego community and its conservation efforts worldwide.
The SDHC Library is home to books, objects and an extensive photographic collection documenting San Diego’s history. They were instrumental in putting together this exhibit and providing many of the materials.
Join us as Jane Kenealy, SDHC Archivist, leads the tour of the San Diego History Center Document Archives. She will introduce the collections and explain how the materials are incorporated into recent and upcoming exhibitions. There will also be the opportunity to view materials used to support the current ”Lore Behind the Roar” exhibition.”
The Library visit will be followed by a docent led tour of the Lore Behind the Roar! exhibit. Full of interactive features, visitors can “ride” on a vintage zoo tour bus, hear stories from long-time zoo employees, live the life of a zookeeper, explore the extensive animal and plant collection, and learn things they didn’t know about the world’s most popular zoo!
Entrance is free for SLA-SD members; $8 for non-members. Sign up by May 20th, space is limited to 22 attendees.
This will be a joint event with SANDALL, so come meet new colleagues.
Please join us after the tour for a no-host happy hour at Panama 66 at the San Diego Museum of Art.
This will also be the kickoff of the Words Alive Children’s Book Drive. In partnership with Words Alive, an organization committed to reading and literacy advocacy in disadvantaged communities, SLA-SD is collecting new or gently used books for children and youth (birth through high school) in English and Spanish. Bring your favorite children’s books to donate!
Sign up for this program and/or to join us for an informal social event at Panama 66 by going to our online registration form.
Questions about registration process? Kristi Ehrig-Burgess at: email@example.com
Questions about the details of this event? Greg Sorini at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions about the Words Alive Children’s Book Drive? Sharesly Rodriguez at: email@example.com