The Beat Museum’s Impending Seismic Retrofit
What’s happening? The building we’ve called home for the last 12 years will soon be undergoing a City-mandated seismic retrofit, which will force the Beat Museum to close for about 6 months. Read more » Are you closed now? No. At this time we remain open. We haven’t been given a date when construction will […]
Hunter S. Thompson ”Jack Kerouac was a great influence on me.”
I never would have become a writer were it not for On the Road. Hunter S. Thompson NYU – May 21, 1994 by Jerry Cimino Hunter S. Thompson started reading Jack Kerouac in 1958. I saw Hunter speak on a few occasions. One time on stage at NYU in 1994 at a Beat Generation Conference […]
An Excerpt from the Joan Anderson Letter – Journal of Alta California
To say we’ve been eager to finally read the heretofore unpublished portions of the Joan Anderson Letter would be a profoundly absurd understatement. Yet, while the complete text of Neal Cassady’s legendary letter to Jack Kerouac has yet to be made available to the public, you can read this exclusive excerpt from the Joan Anderson […]
At 99, the Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti Has a New Novel
Today, the New York Times announced that Lawrence Ferlinghetti will publish his latest work, a novel called Little Boy on the occasion of his 100th birthday in March, 2019.
Celebrate Jack Kerouac’s Birthday at Capo’s
In celebration of Kerouac's birthday, we're partnering with Tony Gemignani's Capo's restaurant in North Beach. Enjoy a delicious 5-course Chicago style Italian dinner with wine, beer, specialty cocktails, poetry and jazz!
The Beat Museum is Celebrating 15 Years
From our humble beginnings in Monterey, on the road with the Beat Museum on Wheels, to our current home in North Beach, the Beat Museum celebrates 15 years!
Wrastling with the Devil
by Jerry Cimino I was talking with Al Hinkle the other day. He had just turned 91 in September, and we spoke on the phone New Year’s Eve, wishing each other well as 2018 clicked over. Al was a close friend of both Neal Cassady and Jack Kerouac, and is pseudonymously “Big Ed Dunkel” in […]
2017 Year-End News
As the year draws to an end, a look back at 2017
Beat Generation Legacy Fund – Advisory Board
The following people believe a permanent Beat Museum in North Beach is an idea worth pursuing.
Happy Birthday, Lawrence Ferlinghetti!
Lawrence Ferlinghetti turns 97 today.
Future Uncertain for Lowell’s Grotto and Stations of the Cross
In Lowell, Massachusetts, Jack Kerouac’s hometown, there is some uncertainty about the future of two important landmarks: The Grotto, and the Stations of the Cross, both of which feature prominently in Doctor Sax, and reside on the grounds of the Franco-American School (known as the Franco American Orphanage in Jack’s time) which, it has been […]