In this presentation Father Etienne Siffert of the Notre Dame des
Victoires church will address the arrival of the major French families
in San Francisco and will trace the role that the French have
played in San Francisco from the mid-nineteenth century up to
today. He will focus, among other things, on the regions that the various
families came from and will pay particular attention to the Béarnais and the
vehicles they continue to use to celebrate their origins. Audience
members will have an opportunity to mingle with individuals whose families have
long histories in San Francisco while enjoying refreshments.
The talk will be conducted in English.
Father Siffert is the resident historian at Notre Dame des Victoires
and is the author of Notre Dame Des Victoires, San Francisco 1856
For more information, please contact the Modern and Classical Languages Department at x2802.