Alcatraz Cruises, the official concessioner to the National Park Service, providing ticketing and transportation services to Alcatraz Island, has confirmed its partnership with the Hyatt Regency San Francisco to present “Alcatraz: Life on the Rock,” a museum quality exhibit about the many eras and stories of Alcatraz Island.
“Alcatraz: Life on the Rock” is a joint collaboration between the National Park Service and Alcatraz Cruises.
Scheduled to make its first San Francisco appearance, “Alcatraz: Life on the Rock” will be featured throughout Hyatt Regency San Francisco’s Guinness Book of World Records “largest atrium lobby” from May 1 through October 25, 2013. The exhibit showcases Alcatraz Island’s fascinating history and infamous inmates.
Specific installations will include “How Do You Know Alcatraz?” which offers a compelling introduction, complete with a model of the island and a look at The Rock’s place in history and in movies. Additionally, there are four quadrants that feature the following:
- A “Military History,” examines Alcatraz Island’s role as a Civil War-era fortress and military prison.
- An authentic replica of a prison cell that is the centerpiece of the “Life on the Inside”.
- “Strength: The Native American Indian Occupation” chronicles the 19-month occupation of Alcatraz Island by Indians of all tribes.
- “Preserving the Rock” highlights the island’s current status as a National Park and shares images of its lush gardens and wildlife.
Several Alcatraz alumni loaned authentic memorabilia to the exhibition, including an original letter written by Robert “Birdman” Stroud when he was an Alcatraz prisoner; an Alcatraz shank made from a butter knife and wrapped in electrical tape, which was taken from a prisoner in a shakedown; and an original brass key to an Alcatraz visiting room door.This free exhibit is open to the public at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, Five Embarcadero Center, San Francisco.