Archaeological work at the Hippie House in Novato by Breck Parkman via Zoom
Feb 05, 2021 12:15 PM
Breck Parkman on Olompali’s “hippiedom” history
Archaeological work at the Hippie House in Novato by Breck Parkman via Zoom

The Burdell Mansion, located within what is now Olompali State Historic Park, was once deemed "The White House of Hippiedom." From 1967-1969, the Chosen Family commune called the mansion home. And before the Chosen Family moved in, the mansion was home to the Greatful Dead. Over the years, I have excavated what remains of the archaeological deposit associated with the hippie occupation of Olompali. In this talk, I will discuss that part of the Olompali's history, paying particular attention to the concepts of Open and Closed communities.

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