4127 18th St., San Francisco
Admission: $5.00 | Free for members
Architectural historian Inge Horton and novelist Linda Ulleseit will present their research on architect Emily Williams and her partner, metalwork artist Lillian Palmer.
Active in Northern California cultural circles in the first half of the 20th century, the women met in 1898 and became life partners, supporting each other’s careers in traditionally male occupations.
Together they built Williams’ first building, a cottage in Pacific Grove in 1904. Both contributed work to the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exhibition, and they went on to make significant contributions to the design heritage of the region.
The talk is presented in conjunction with “Faces From the Past,” an exhibit in the Main Gallery of the GLBT History Museum that looks at LGBTQ lives in Northern California before 1930.