Richard Schwartz

Richard Schwartz is a historian and the author of Eccentrics, Heroes, and Cutthroats of Old Berkeley; Earthquake Exodus, 1906; Berkeley 1900; and The Circle of Stones. An outdoor enthusiast and animal lover, he worked on a Pennsylvania Dutch farm before heading west to find higher mountains. He now lives in Berkeley, California, where he works as a building contractor and documents early Native American sites in the Bay Area. Visit his website at www.richardschwartz.info.

Past Events

Richard Schwartz at Berkeley Bowl

Saturday Sep 15 2018   10:00 AM
Berkeley Bowl  2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA  map

Richard Schwartz at the Philadelphia City Institute

Wednesday Aug 08 2018   6:30 PM
Philadelphia City Institute  1905 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA  map

Richard Schwartz at the Free Library of Philadelphia

Tuesday Aug 07 2018  
Andorra Branch, Free Library of Philadelphia  705 E Cathedral Rd, Philadelphia, PA  map

Richard Schwartz at the Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism

Sunday Jul 15 2018   10:30 AM
Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism  801 Bering Dr, Houston, TX  map

Richard Schwartz at Britt-Marie’s

Sunday Jun 24 2018   3:00 PM
Britt-Marie's Restaurant  1369 Solano Ave, Albany, CA  map

Richard Schwartz at the Railroad Book Depot

Saturday Jun 09 2018   1:00 PM
Railroad Book Depot  650 Railroad Ave, Pittsburg, CA  map

Richard Schwartz at the Peninsula JCC

Monday Jun 04 2018   2:00 PM
Peninsula Jewish Community Center  800 Foster City Blvd, Foster City, CA  map

Richard Schwartz at The Reutlinger

Friday Jun 01 2018   2:00 PM
The Reutlinger  4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville, CA  map

Richard Schwartz at the Alameda Museum

Thursday May 24 2018   7:00 PM
Alameda Museum  2324 Alameda Ave, Alameda, CA  map

Richard Schwartz at the East Bay Media Center

Sunday May 20 2018   2:00 PM
East Bay Media Center  1939 Addison St, Berkeley, CA  map

Richard Schwartz at Book Passage

Saturday May 19 2018   3:00 PM
Book Passage, San Francisco  Ferry Building, San Francisco Bay Trail #42, San Francisco, CA  map

Richard Schwartz at the El Cerrito Hillside Festival

Saturday May 05 2018   2:00 PM
  Regency Ct, El Cerrito, CA  map

Richard Schwartz at the Commonwealth Club

Thursday May 03 2018   6:00 PM
The Commonwealth Club  110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA  map

Richard Schwartz at Orinda Books

Sunday Mar 18 2018   1:00 PM
Orinda Books  276 Village Sq, Orinda, CA  map

Richard Schwartz at the Laurel Book Store

Saturday Mar 03 2018   5:00 PM
Laurel Book Store  1423 Broadway, Oakland, CA  map

San Francisco History Days

Saturday Mar 03 2018 - Sunday Mar 04 2018  11:00 AM
San Francisco Mint (The Old Mint)  88 5th St, San Francisco, CA  map

Richard Schwartz at the Albany Historical Society

Saturday Feb 17 2018   1:30 PM
Edith Stone Room, Albany Library  1247 Marin Ave, Albany, CA  map

Richard Schwartz at Congregation Beth El

Thursday Feb 15 2018   7:00 PM
Congregation Beth El  1301 Oxford St, Berkeley, CA  map

Richard Schwartz at the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum

Sunday Jan 21 2018  
Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum  37417 Niles Blvd, Fremont, CA  map

The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty at Congregation Beth El

Thursday Dec 21 2017   7:00 PM
Congregation Beth El  1301 Oxford St, Berkeley, CA  map

RESCHEDULED: The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty at the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum

Sunday Nov 19 2017   4:00 PM
Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum  37417 Niles Blvd, Fremont, CA  map

The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty at the Oakland Heritage Alliance

Thursday Nov 16 2017   7:00 PM
Chapel of the Chimes  4499 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA  map

CANCELED: The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty at the Congregation Sherith Israel

Friday Nov 10 2017  
Congregation Sherith Israel  2266 California Street, San Francisco, CA  map

The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty at the Jewish Community Library

Sunday Nov 05 2017   1:30 PM
Jewish Community Library  1835 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA  map

The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty at the Oakland Public Library

Sunday Oct 15 2017   2:00 PM
Oakland Public Library - Main Branch  125 14th St, Oakland, CA  map

Richard Schwartz at the Sonoma Valley Historical Society

Saturday Oct 14 2017  
Sonoma Valley Historical Society  , ,  

The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty at Litquake

Tuesday Oct 10 2017   6:00 PM
Museum of Performance + Design  893B Folsom St, San Francisco, CA  map

The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty: Dinner and Talk

Wednesday Oct 04 2017   6:30 PM
Northbrae Community Church  941 The Alameda, Berkeley, CA  map

Richard Schwartz at The Buildings and the Eccentrics of the East Bay

Tuesday Sep 19 2017   5:45 PM
Scott's Jack London Square  2 Broadway, Oakland, CA  map

The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty at the California State Library

Wednesday Aug 30 2017   12:00 PM
Gillis Hall  914 Capital Mall, Sacramento, CA  map

The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty at Afikomen

Sunday Jul 23 2017   3:00 PM
Afikomen Judaica  3042 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA  map

The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty at the Berkeley Public Library

Saturday Jul 22 2017   1:00 PM
2090 Kittredge St  Berkeley, CA,  

The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty at the Lafayette Historical Society

Sunday Jul 16 2017   1:30 PM
Lafayette Library & Learning Center – Community Hall  3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA   map

Richard Schwartz at the Commonwealth Club

Tuesday Jul 11 2017   6:00 PM
The Commonwealth Club   , 555 Post St, San Francisco  map

The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty at the San Leandro Historical Society

Saturday Jun 10 2017   2:00 PM
Little Brown Church  384 W Estudillo Ave, San Leandro, CA  map

The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty at the Martinez Historical Society & Contra Costa County Historical Society

Saturday May 06 2017   1:00 PM
Shell Alumni Clubhouse  1700 Pacheco Blvd, Martinez, CA  map

Walking Tour of the Peralta Park Neighborhood

Saturday Apr 29 2017   1:00 PM
  1316 Albina St, Berkeley, CA   map

The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty at Pegasus

Wednesday Apr 12 2017   7:30 PM
Pegasus Books   1855 Solano Avenue, Berkeley, CA  map

The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty Launch Event

Saturday Apr 08 2017   5:00 PM
Berkeley Library North Branch  1170 The Alameda, Berkeley, CA  map