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Karen Zimmerman

10th Public Ghost Investigation!

Saturday October 15, 2016

6:00 PM

Please join Karen Zimmerman, an experienced ghost investigator and author, and her fellow investigators in searching for evidence of spirits within the Pardee Home Museum. Karen's book - Ghost Stories and Legends of Alameda, Berkeley, and Oakland - contains an entire chapter on the Pardee Home. In her several investigations here, she has recorded several EVPs (Electronic Voice Phenomenon).       Click here for sample EVP.

A spirit circle will be held up in the cupola.

Karen's team has recently been experimenting with the Xcam SLS camera by Digital Dowsing. The camera's images have been interpreted by some to show spirits through a combination of light, thermal signals, and ultrasonics. Others describe them as anomalies or potential areas of interest. See sample pictures

Our volunteers will serve a wonderful array of food and drinks to the participants midway through the event.

Karen and the other investigators have generously donated their services to the Pardee Home for this investigation. All of the money from ticket sales will go to the Pardee Home.

For tickets and even more information, please visit Brown Paper Tickets

Performance of "The Birds"

Ten curtain times beginning Friday October 21, 2016

8:00 PM

Diane and Nat are strangers, trapped in a house in the countryside. If they leave they risk being attacked, their eyes pecked out and their bodies left to rot. They must find a way to survive, to escape their prison even as the secrets and lies between them grow deeper and more deadly.

Blue Panther Productions in association with Symmetry Theatre Company presents the Bay Area Premiere of "The Birds," Conor McPherson's adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier's classic thriller. McPherson's (The Seafarer) tense, claustrophobic adaptation will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. Alfred Hitchcock fans will love this edgier version, which includes elements of his iconic 1963 horror film.

Directed by Chloe Bronzan, starring Martha Brigham*, Kevin Kieta, Laura Lundy and Robert Parsons*. "The Birds" has an exclusive, 3-weekend run in the carriage house of the Pardee Home Museum, a part of the estate rarely open to the public.

Door prizes for everyone who arrives in costume, plus with pre-show Halloween activities at performances October 28th-31st!

"The Birds" is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc, New York.

*Appear courtesy of Actors Equity Association

For tickets and even more information, please visit Brown Paper Tickets

Salon in the Carriage House Lecture Celebrates the National Parks Centennial

Sunday November 13, 2016

4:00 PM
Big Trees

The Pardee Home Museum will host a lecture and reception in the Carriage House "Salon" on Sunday, November 13th at 4 p.m. commemorating the 100th year anniversary of the U.S. National Parks. Park Ranger Nathan Tusa from the John Muir Museum home will be speaking about the history of the formation of the Parks Service. President Theodore Roosevelt and our own Governor George Pardee were part of the early movement led by naturalist, activist and co-founder of the Sierra Club, John Muir.

In March of 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir and Pardee toured the Yosemite Valley at the request of Muir, camping under the Sequoia redwoods, hiking the trails, viewing Bridal Falls and Inspiration Point. Muir was concerned about the future of the Valley and had requested the President come and experience the splendor of the area. Roosevelt came, George Pardee joined them, and by the end of this 3 day camping trip, true friendships began and the preservation of the Valley was insured!

After Ranger Tusa's lecture, we will go into the Pardee home for a lovely buffet of hors d'oeuvres and champagne. $25 per person, space is limited, so make your reservations today! All proceeds go to the Pardee Home Museum.

For reservations, please visit Brown Paper Tickets or call 510.381.1973

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