3D Model of West Portal Area on Display

Take Part
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The Works Progress Administration of the New Deal made a model of San Francisco in 1938. The West Portal Library, also built by the WPA 80 years ago, is displaying part of the model representing nearby areas as a participant in Take Part. In this city-wide exhibit, each branch, including the Main Library, is displaying a piece of the model and planning accompanying events.

On February 23 from 2:00-3:30 there will be an opportunity to gather around the model with some invited experts to commune over what it tells us and what questions it arouses. The next day a Make a Zine program for kids will happen at 2:00 and at 3:30 Harvey Smith, a scholar of the New Deal, will help us understand the New Deal and to imagine what a New New Deal might look like. Can San Francisco be more public-minded?

Also plan to come to our Open House to celebrate our 80th birthday on May 4!

Learn more about History and Genealogy through the wealth of resources available at the Library.

Take Part is a project of the Public Knowledge partnership between San Francisco Public Library and SFMOMA. 2018-19 photographic images of the model, courtesy of Beth LaBerge

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