Program Schedule

Current Program:

Date:Tuesday, April 21, 2015, Tour at 3 pm, Program 4-6 pm
Title:Meet up at the SS Jeremiah O'Brien
Location:SS Jeremiah O'Brien, Pier 45, San Francisco
Cost:$15 for non-members; free for Cultural Connections members

Meet up with your peers at Pier 45 on the SS Jeremiah O’Brien!
The SS Jeremiah O’Brien is one of two remaining fully functional Liberty ships of the 2,710 built and launched during World War II. The O’Brien has the distinction of being the last unaltered Liberty ship and remains historically accurate. It is the largest triple-expansion steam engine working in the world, and was the engine in the movie Titanic. Moored at Pier 45, Fisherman’s Wharf, she is a premier San Francisco attraction.

Come aboard at 3:00 for a self-guided tour of the ship. And then from 4-6, join us below deck and engage in a structured discussion with other museum professionals, focusing on the opportunities and challenges facing various sized historic sites, houses, and ships. Then, we’ll walk over to the nearby Gold Dust Lounge for a no-host casual gathering to keep the conversation going.

Accessibility  The ship is a registered National Historic Landmark and is not permitted to alter the original 1943 vessel except for safety as required by the USCG. There are a gangplank and stairs to negotiate, and no elevators or lifts are available. If you have questions about the ship’s accessibility, please contact

Public Transit  From the Embarcadero BART station, transfer to the F train; ride it to the end of the line. SF Muni trip planner

Parking  Attendees are encouraged to take public transportation or carpool. Limited free parking will be available near the ship and a map will be included in an event reminder email. has an extensive map of available parking garages and areas in the Fisherman’s Wharf area.

The ship is located near the intersection of The Embarcadero and Taylor Street.  From there, walk around the Eastern side of Shed A/Musee Mecanique to the ship.,+San+Francisco,+CA+94133/@37.808985,-122.415845,16z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x808580e254427da3:0xc2fb0a9249db110a?hl=en-US

Upcoming Programs:

Date:Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Title:June Program: Coming Soon!
Location:Lawrence Hall of Science
Cost:$15 for non-members; free for Cultural Connections members

The June program will be held on June 9, 2015 at the Lawrence Hall of Science.  We will have more information soon.