National Park Service and Cal Maritime Partnering for Free Lecture Series
(Vallejo, California – January 13, 2017) – The National Park Service and California State University Maritime Academy are partnering to present a series of free lectures for the public in 2017.
The Blue Room Lectures will be presented by professors from Cal Maritime and will take place in the Maritime Museum at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (900 Beach Street, San Francisco, in the Blue Room.) A Q & A period will follow each talk.
The first event is scheduled for Saturday January, 28 at 1:00 PM. Dr. Amy Parsons will present Our City is Full of Strangers: Tales from the Seedy Port, a discussion of the cultural anxiety that surrounded sailors and ports in the mid-nineteenth century. While readers loved stories of adventure on the high seas, reformers worried that sailors would ruin the moral character of American coastal cities.