New Exhibit at the Presidio – War and Dissent: U.S. in the Philippines

War and Dissent: U.S. in the Philippines 1898-1915
October 22, 2008 – February 22, 2009
Wednesday to Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm
Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue

This was the scene last night in the Presidio as curator and historian Dr. Randy Delehanty showed off the first of nine galleries at the Presidio Officers’ Club. 

You should check it out. Related events below.

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The Spanish-American War of 1898 — and the Philippine War that immediately followed it — were turning points in the United States’ role in the world and had a great impact on the Presidio of San Francisco. The war in the Philippines also triggered strong dissent within the United States as the nation changed from a republic based on the consent of the governed to the possessor of a colonial empire.

This mixed media exhibit of photographs, San Francisco monuments, diaries, letters, political cartoons, recordings, maps, and flags looks at the Spanish-American and Philippine Wars from several points of view, including Filipino points of view, in nine themed galleries.


History Comes Alive
Saturday, October 25, 11 am – 3 pm
Pershing Square, across from Presidio Officers’ Club
How did soldiers feel as they prepared to ship out to the Philippines? A recreated army encampment presented by the National Park Service will feature uniformed re-enactors and the voices for and against America’s first overseas war.

Shadows of War Performance: The Lopez Family in the Philippines 1901
Four Thursday Performances from 7 to 8 pm: November 6, December 4, January 8, and February 5.
Presidio Officers’ Club
Produced by San Francisco’s Bindlestiff Studio, this multi-media dramatic production inspired by the exhibition will feature Filipino-American actors and live music.

Redmond Kernan Lecture Series: Meet the Chair of the Philippines National Historical Institute
Wednesday, October 29, 7 – 8:30 pm
Presidio Officers’ Club
Filipino historian, journalist, academic, and author Ambeth Ocampo offers his perspective on the Philippines War of Independence. Ocampo is the chair of the Philippines National Historical Institute and chair of the National Commission for Culture in the Arts.

The Making of The Forbidden Book: The Philippine-American War in Political Cartoons
Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 7 – 8 pm
Presidio Officers’ Club
A slide presentation by authors Abraham Ignacio and Jorge Emmanuel. A book signing will follow the talk.

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