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Adventures Online: Discover San Francisco with James Dalessandro

Join bestselling author, filmmaker and historian James Dalessandro for a fascinating look into the colorful city of San Francisco during this live, online learning adventure.
Program No. 24211RJ
Length
4 days
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399
Online Program

Adventures Online: Discover San Francisco with James Dalessandro

Join bestselling author, filmmaker and historian James Dalessandro for a fascinating look into the colorful city of San Francisco during this live, online learning adventure.
Length
4 days
Starts at
399
Program No. 24211 RJ
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At a Glance

From its early days of the Gold Rush to the great earthquake of 1906 and the Beat Generation, San Francisco has always been a fascinating city filled with equally exciting people. Join best-selling author, filmmaker and historian James Dalessandro for a live, immersive online exploration that shares the very best of the City by the Bay — all from the comfort of your own home. Learn about the birth of the American West and how the Gold Rush and Transcontinental Railroad influenced the region, as well as the impact of the famous earthquake of 1906. Get a look into the history of some of the city’s most noted landmarks, including Chinatown, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. Hear stories of some of San Francisco’s biggest influencers and legends, from entertainers and business icons to the heart of the Beat generation. Throughout your online learning adventure, bond with your fellow Road Scholars as you learn about transformative art, prison escapes, industry pioneers and much more.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Delight in lectures and private Q&A sessions led by James Dalessandro, a filmmaker, historian and author of the novel “1906,” which traces the events of the great San Francisco earthquake.
  • Delve into history as you learn how the West was shaped by the Gold Rush as well as the development of the Transcontinental Railroad.
  • Hear about the famous writers and influencers who shaped the vivid culture of San Francisco, including Jack London, Lotta Crabtree, Harvey Milk, the Beat Poets and many more.

General Notes

You’ll enjoy 2-3 hours of daily instruction, discussion and/or field trips, which includes sufficient breaks throughout the program. Please review the daily itinerary for start and end times to ensure you won’t miss a minute of this live experience. This online program is through Zoom, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. We’ll provide a how-to guide to make sure you’ll have a hassle-free experience. This session is offered live only and will not be available on demand.
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James Dalessandro
James is a writer and filmmaker best known for his novel '1906,' a retelling of that year's earthquake in San Francisco. He has more than 20 feature film and television scripts to his credit. He wrote and directed 'The Damnedest Finest Ruins,' a documentary on the earthquake. In his adopted hometown of San Francisco, James lectures on the Transcontinental Railroad, Old Chinatown, and the Golden Gate Bridge as well as the history of its artists: Mark Twain, Jack London, Isadora Duncan and the Beat Generation.

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James is a writer and filmmaker best known for his novel '1906,' a retelling of that year's earthquake in San Francisco. He has more than 20 feature film and television scripts to his credit. He wrote and directed 'The Damnedest Finest Ruins,' a documentary on the earthquake. In his adopted hometown of San Francisco, James lectures on the Transcontinental Railroad, Old Chinatown, and the Golden Gate Bridge as well as the history of its artists: Mark Twain, Jack London, Isadora Duncan and the Beat Generation.





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