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Alcatraz was dedicated as a National Park in 1972 because of its military history as a Civil War fort and later as a military prison.

The Friends of Civil War Alcatraz was founded in 2002 as a non-profit organization to support the National Park Service in interpreting the 70 year military history of Alcatraz.

To date we have: maintained the existing cannon and carriage; performed cannon drills for the public; provided volunteers to interpret the Civil War history of the island; organized Living History events on the island; raised funds to donate to the Park Service for uniforms and items for interpretation; given presentations to the island's interpretive staff about the island's military history.

Our volunteers meet people from all over the world who are interested in knowing the early and formative years of the Island's history.

 

Current Board of Directors

 

Co-Chairmen

 

Steve Johnson and Gary Hormel

Secretary

 

Constance Smith

Treasurer

 

Constance Smith

Historian

 

Brad Schall

Membership

 

Evelyn Mars

Projects

 

Phil Blake

Legal Counselor

 

John Fitzpatrick

Events Coordinator

 

John Nevins

Activities

 

Frank Avila

Newsletter

 

Steve Johnson

Historical Consultant

 

John Martini

Ranger Advisor

 

John Cantwell

Awards

 

Gary Hormel

 

Elected Officers

 

Steve Johnson

 

Chairman

Gary Hormel

 

Chairman

Constance Smith

 

Secretary

Constance Smith

 

Treasurer

 

Past Board of Directors

 

Bob Quinn

 

Deceased

Susan Cohn

 

Retired

Jack Leathers

 

Deceased

Gary Yee

 

Retired

Donald VanAuker

 

Retired

Jayeson Vance

 

Retired

Alan Page

 

Retired

 

Chaplain

 

Steve Bogart

 

Committees

 

Activities Committee

 

Co-Chairmen Brad Schall and Steve Johnson

Facebook

 

Jeff Vaillant

Memorial Day

 

Steve Johnson

Newsletter

 

Steve Johnson

Living History

 

John Nevins

Website

 

Brad Schall

 

Steve Bogart, Jeff Vaillant, Steve Johnson, Constance Smith

Administrative Committee

 

Chairman Brad Schall

 

Constance Smith, Greg Tracy, Steve Johnson, Steve Bogart, Jeffrey Vaillant

Awards Committee

 

Chairman Gary Hormel

 

Greg Tracy, Phil Blake, Constance Smith, Steve Johnson

By-laws Committee

 

Chairman Jeffrey Vaillant

 

John Fitzpatrick

Financial Committee

 

Co-Chairmen Brad Schall and Greg Tracy

Audit Committee

 

John Fitzpatrick, Owen Stiles and Don Wilt

History Committee

 

Chairman Brad Schall

Interpreter Activities

 

Co-Chairmen Steve Johnson and Constance Smith

 

Gary Hormel, Steve Bogart, Brad Schall, Greg Tracy and Jim Lundsten

Living History Day Committee

 

Chairman John Nevins

 

Steve Johnson, Constance Smith, Frank Avila, Brad Schall and Jeff Vaillant

Membership

 

Chairman Evelyn Mars

 

Chuck Gardali

Speakers Bureau Committee

 

Chairman Steve Johnson

 

Brad Schall, Constance Smith

 

 

Patriotic Organizations

General Alfred Pleasonton SUVCW Camp #24

General George Wright SUVCW Camp #22

Company B, 8th California Voluntary Infantry, SVR

 

Round Tables

Peninsula Civil War Round Table

San Francisco Civil War Round Table

San Joaquin Civil War Round Table

 


Photo by Sharyle Kuhlemeier Leidy

 


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