Executive Director of The Society for the History of Navy Medicine, Dr. Snyder speaks about the hospital’s origins, beginning with Commander David Farragut’s arrival on the island in 1854 and continuing on for the next hundred years. Illustrated with original photos and enhanced by official Naval correspondence, Dr. Snyder’s talk depicts the long and storied history of Mare Island’s hospitals and his own commitment to preserving their rich legacy of service.
Photographer William Porter takes us on a visionary journey through the stark and surreal, the stunning and spectacular. Mr. Porter shares his visual imagery, from desert sand dunes to backlit crags, to the unexpected discovery of familiar objects viewed through the intimate lens of the camera’s eye.
Join us for a delightful afternoon at the McCune as Chair Judith Hilburg conducts tours of the vault and visitors enjoy an unusual opportunity to explore the unique and rare holdings of this extraordinary collection. McCune Docents will act as guides to the collection. Enjoy light refreshments and congenial chat with fellow bibliophiles and literary enthusiasts!