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 […]
Bob Dylan Treasures, Including Lyric Notebooks
A treasure trove of 6,000 Bob Dylan pieces has been acquired by the George Kaiser Foundation in Tulsa.
The Making of Sgt. Pepper’s Cover
If you're a Beatles fan, you'll love the numerous alternate covers that were considered for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band
Photos from ‘The Crow and I’
Ria Burman from Out of the Booth captured some excellent photos of poets Bill Gainer, SB Stokes, Cassandra Dallett, William Taylor Jr., Paul Corman-Roberts, and Neeli Cherkovski reading in support of Neeli’s new book The Crow and I on January 22nd, 2016.
Become a Member of the Beat Museum!
On the 60th anniversary of Allen Ginsberg's first reading of "HOWL," The Beat Museum is excited to announce our new membership program.