Phoebe Hearst Society
Calendar of Events 2018-2019

February 2019 

Phoebe Hearst Memorial Speaker

Speaker to be announced soon.

Open to all Tiers

March 2019  

Exhibit Opening – Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: Migrations and Meanings of Mind-Altering Substances

If you sip a cup of coffee, are you on drugs?  If you chewed some coca leaves as a tourist in Macchu Picchu, did you do cocaine?  If you puff a cigarette, are you abusing a sacred indigenous practice? Are you a candy addict?

Since time immemorial, the peoples of the world have altered their minds with countless plant-based substances.  They have done so for many reasons—ranging from pleasure to health to ceremony—and sometimes with harmful effects.  In this exhibit, we consider the complex social and economic dynamics behind ten mind-altering substances. Inspired by the work of historian David T. Courtwright, we divide these substances into two categories: the “big four,” or the substances that are widely available and used on an international scale, and the “little six,” or substances that are less wide-ranging geographically or that are often deemed illegal.  In many cases, European colonists wielded their power by casting judgment on the substances used by indigenous peoples, and they controlled how those substances have migrated around the world, how people have used them, and how people have viewed them. The Hearst Museum invites you to question your assumptions about these substances and the people who use them.

Open to all Tiers

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May 2019 

Special Museum Experience

Join the Society for a special invitation to join small-group collections tours and discover what lies beyond the locked doors…all in the company of friends and enthusiasts. Food & Wine included..

Open to all Tiers

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June 2019

Hearst Castle: Twilight on the Terrace

Every June, the Friends of Hearst Castle throw a fabulous party at this architectural splendor and storied California landmark: the Hearst Castle at San Simeon. Guests are escorted by bus to this private event that offers a spectacular variety of wines, craft beers, and mouth-watering appetizers sourced from local artisans and producers. This is one of the Golden State’s most beloved events, and is attended by folks coming from near and far. Imagine yourself sipping wine and dancing on the steps of the Hearst Castle! It’s a doozy!

Only Available to Explorer, and Adventurer Tiers

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Fall 2019

Taiwan 

Not sure what you will be doing this Fall? Come join the Hearst on a once in a life time 6-Day Trip to Taiwan. This expert-led adventure features behind the scenes museum tours and much more. See itinerary for more details.

Only Available to Explorer, and Adventurer Tiers

Trip Details

June 2020

Hearst Castle: Twilight on the Terrace

Every June, the Friends of Hearst Castle throw a fabulous party at this architectural splendor and storied California landmark: the Hearst Castle at San Simeon. Guests are escorted by bus to this private event that offers a spectacular variety of wines, craft beers, and mouth-watering appetizers sourced from local artisans and producers. This is one of the Golden State’s most beloved events, and is attended by folks coming from near and far. Imagine yourself sipping wine and dancing on the steps of the Hearst Castle! It’s a doozy!

Only Available to Explorer, and Adventurer Tiers

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TBD

Regatta Special Event

Did you know that the Hearst Museum has more than one facility? The Museum has a vast collection housed in a modern climate-controlled warehouse in Richmond. Imagine Indiana Jones in the Temple of Costco, and you’ll not be far off.

Join the Society for a special invitation to join small-group collections tours and discover what lies beyond the locked doors…all in the company of friends and enthusiasts. Food & Wine included along with live music.

Open to all Tiers

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Fall 2020

International Trip.

Destination: TBD

Stay tuned to find out…

Only Available to Explorer, and Adventurer tiers

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