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The Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project is leading the effort to make the Glen Park Gum Tree Girls Festival 2022 a reality!
 

Download our Sponsorship Information deck here:

 

 

Please support the Glen Park Gum Tree Girls Festival only by making a tax-deductible donation with a Credit Card via PayPal:

 

Or, to access PayPal, use the QR Code with your mobile device: 

 

Why Celebrate?

This nonprofit event, being coordinated by the Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project (GPNHP), will celebrate the tremendous legacy of the Glen Park Gum Tree Girls – Zoanne Theriault Nordstrom, Joan Seiwald, and Geri Arkush, as well as their predecessor in the 1950s to 1960s, Minnie Straub Baxter. When threatened with construction of a viaduct freeway they named "The Circumferential Expressway," the Gum Tree Girls and Mrs. Baxter stood up, spoke out, and saved the Glen Park district and Glen Canyon Park from ultimate destruction.

Other Glen Park women throughout the 20th Century also worked to make our district a better place for all, including fighting for:

  • Infrastructure, health and safety in Glen Park after the 1906 Earthquake;

  • Women’s right to vote and co-leading America’s first suffrage march in 1908;

  • Return of Glen Canyon to the public from the Crocker Estate in the 1910s; and

  • Ongoing protection of Glen Canyon as a significant natural resource in the 1970s.

The GPNHP is coordinating this event, permitted by the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department. The GPNHP is a fiscally-sponsored affiliate with Independent Arts & Media, so your donation is tax-deductible. Independent Arts & Media is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.  All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Donations in support of the Glen Park Gum Tree Girls Festival are independent and separate from funds supporting the Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project. To donate directly to the GPNHP, please click here.

If a financial donation is not possible, we can also receive assistance with planning, volunteers for the day of the event, promotion, equipment, or any other festival needs. Download a festival flyer here.

Let's Celebrate Moxie!

The Festival will include:

  • Commemoration of the history of Glen Park activism, in particular Minnie Straub Baxter and the Gum Tree Girls, Glen Park Suffragists, and other women from the Glen Park district who strove to make a difference

  • Showing of the 30-minute oral history of the Glen Park Gum Tree Girls

  • Entertainment, special guests, history talks & self-guided history and nature walks

  • Children's activities

  • Information booths for local nonprofit organizations

  • Remembrance of local residents lost to COVID-19

 

The Glen Park Gum Tree Girls Festival will be a nonprofit, community event coordinated by the Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project (GPNHP). 

Please help us make this event a reality! To join us, offer support, or for queries about the event, please contact: Evelyn Rose, PharmD, Director of the GPNHP, at GlenParkHistory@gmail.com.

 

The GPNHP is a fiscally-sponsored affiliate with Independent Arts & Media, so your donation is tax-deductible. Independent Arts & Media is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.  All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Make a tax-deductible one-time donation or schedule a monthly subscription to financially support the Glen Park Gum Tree Girls Festival 2022 only with a Credit Card via PayPal:

Or, to access PayPal, use the QR Code with your mobile device:

Thank you for your support!

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