Alcatraz Island: 200 Years on the Rock

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The Campbell Museums presents Alcatraz Island: 200 Years on the Rock with historian John Martini.

Alcatraz Island: 200 Years on the Rock is an illustrated history of Alcatraz Island from its discovery by Spanish explorers through today's status as a world-renown National Park site. The presentation highlights the infamous 1934-1963 era when The Rock was a federal penitentiary, including stories of the island's infamous residents, escape attempts, and its final closure. But John’s talk also covers the island’s little-known early years when it served a Civil War fort, a dreaded military prison, the "Indian Occupation” of 1969 that focused national attention on Native American causes, and the enduring legacy of Alcatraz, especially its Hollywood mythology.

This is an online event held over Zoom video conference.

$10 general admission / Free for museum members

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Campbell, CA 95008
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