Santa Clara University

Osher Lifelong Learning

Summer 2009

Destination Learning

  • Mare Island

Mare Island
Join OLLI for a destination learning program to scenic Mare Island (Solano County), one of the 20 islands in San Francisco Bay. Mare island is rich in history: In 1845 the Mare Island shipyard was founded by David Farragut and the location served an important role in West Coast naval history until 1996, when the Navy closed the yard. At its peak during WWII the shipyard population reached 46,000. The island contains buildings that are on the U.S. National Register Historic Places as well as an area that has been designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark District. There will be a comprehensive docent-guided tour that includes Admiral's Mansion, Officer's Row (Quarters A--Colonial Revival mansions), St. Peter's Chapel (1901) with its renowned Tiffany stained glass windows, the Artifacts Museum, and the dry docks. Lunch is included (served in the period rooms of one of the Officer's mansions) and there will be time on your own to explore. Transportation to and from Mare island will be provided by bus from Santa Clara University.

Destination Learning trips include a pre-trip Enrichment Lecture which will take place on the SCU campus. Prior to the mare Island trip, Art Historian and SCU Professor Andrea Pappas will speak on "Louis Comfort Tiffany in Context." This lecture will inform and illuminate aspects of the attractions included in our Mare Island tour.

Don't miss SCU OLLI's exciting first Destination Learning program.


Pre-Trip Enrichment:        Tuesday, July 21, 2009

                    Thursday, July 23, 2009
                                           Mare Island

$78 per person

This trip involves moderate walking over level surfaces

The deadline for registration is Saturday, June 20, 2009. A maximum of 56 participants can be accommodated. The minimum required participation for the tour and lecture to take place is 36 persons. If the trip is canceled due to insufficient enrollment, notice will be provided by June, 24th, 2009, with a full refund.

Reservations will be accepted in the order received. You may cancel with no penalty until the registration deadline. After the deadline, no refunds can be made unless a replacement is found. Program details will be sent with your confirmation letter.

This trip is for OLLI members only. Join OLLI by contacting the OLLI office at (408) 554-2382 for an application or visit our website: An annual membership, which is valid until December 31, costs $30 and offers benefits and learning opportunities.

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