HAYWARD — Cal State East Bay graduate students will share some of what they’ve learned about the area’s colorful history on Thursday, May 16.
The presentations include:
— Michael Burton, “Port Costa: Sustaining an Unlikely Coastal California Boomtown, 1879-1909;”
— Edwin Contreras, “Mexican Land Grants: The Case of Don Castro’s Rancho San Lorenzo;”
— Olga Kachina, “How Global History Became Local: The Memory of the 1918 Izhevsk-Votkinsk Anti-Bolshevik Uprising as It Is Preserved in California;”
— Andrew Levin, “BART: The Backbone for Who?”
— Bria Reiniger, “Salt of the Hayward Shoreline: The Oliver Salt Company;”
— Carlotta Falzone Robinson, “Designing a Unified City: The Aesthetic Ideals of the 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition.”
The free talks begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Pancho Villa Event Center, 1026 B St. The event is a collaboration of the Hayward Area Historical Society, the History Department at Cal State East Bay and the Pancho Villa Event Center.