Find a Need and Fill It

Music: “Skyroads,” performed by Pierlo; “It’s a Wonderful Life” performed by Henry Kaiser Kaiser Center on Oakland Wiki Henry J. Kaiser on Oakland Wiki Henry Kaiser on Oakland Wiki

Schilling’s Garden and Snow’s Museum

Interview: Preservationist and Activist, Naomi SchiffMusic: “Schilling Gravy Mixes,” from KFWB radio broadcast; “Elephants,” composed by Courtney Lain, performed by The Marvelous Museum Band. Schilling Gardens on Oakland Wiki August Schilling on Oakland Wiki Snow Museum on Oakland Wiki Henry Snow on Oakland Wiki

10,000 Steps Tour #2

This is part 2 of 2. See part 1 for more information. The estimated distance and time are for this part only. The 10,000 Steps project explored Oakland’s city squares, past and present. It culminated in a permanent meandering neighborhood narrative, ‘Walking the Invisible City’. This looped walk, marked with permanent conversational sidewalk stepping stones, reveals the city […]

Once Upon A Time, Happily Ever After… #1

Through a mixture of field recording, interviews, music and narration, the Once Upon A Time, Happily Ever After… audio tour explores the natural, social, and economic forces that have shaped, and continue to shape, Lake Merritt and its surroundings. It’s part of a larger, 3-part public art project by Scott Oliver. Visit the official Once Upon A […]

10,000 Steps Tour #1

The 10,000 Steps project explored Oakland’s city squares, past and present. It culminated in a permanent meandering neighborhood narrative, ‘Walking the Invisible City’. This looped walk, marked with permanent conversational sidewalk stepping stones, reveals the city within the city: hidden local lore, architectural and cultural history, and points of urban transformation all centered around these historic […]

Old Oakland Tour

Welcome to the walking tour of the Old Oakland neighborhood. Although this is not the oldest part of Oakland, it does have many of the oldest buildings still standing in Oakland. The town of Oakland was incorporated in 1852, and started mostly with buildings near the waterfront. It became a city in 1854, and rapidly […]