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Presidio Pasados Commemorates Oldest San Francisco Landmarks

Free events will feature Ohlone, Spanish, Mexican, and American music, dance, and lore



Presidio of San Francisco (June 21, 2004) — Commemorate the Presidio’s past on Friday, June 25, starting at 1 p.m. with music, dance, and lore of the Ohlone, Spanish, Mexican, and American cultures that have been woven through centuries at the Presidio.

This year’s event marks the 228th anniversary of the establishment of the Presidio and Mission Dolores, the oldest landmarks in San Francisco. All programs are free. A Presidio favorite – Fandango IV: Songs Dances from Mexican California – begins at 7 pm at the Presidio Officers’ Club.

This lively concert will feature the renowned Coro Hispano de San Francisco, Conjunto Nuevo Mundo, and Cascada de Flores, with dancers from Los Lupenos de San Jose.

Presidio Pasados begins on Friday, June 25, from 1 pm to 4 pm with Passport Through Time, an afternoon of fun for children. Youngsters will travel through time to meet historical figures and uncover the Presidio’s past with park archaeologists. They will learn about native history and culture from Ohlone descendents, meet park rangers, and enjoy live music, storytelling, kids’ activities and more.

Presidio Pasados is an opportunity to recognize the blending of cultures that makes San Francisco unique. This special event is sponsored by the Presidio Trust and National Park Service. For more information on these two programs, call (415) 561-5500.

Media Contacts

Lisa Petrie

Presidio Trust

(415) 264-7787