In mid-July each year, Bohemian Grove hosts a more than two-week encampment of some of the most prominent men in the world.The Bohemian Club's all-male membership and guest list includes artists, particularly musicians, as well as many prominent business leaders, government officials, including former U. presidents, senior media executives, and people of power. Guests may be invited to the Grove for either the "Spring Jinks" in June or the main July encampment. president Herbert Hoover was inducted into the Old Guard on March 19, 1953; he had joined the club exactly 40 years previously.The primary activities taking place at the Grove are varied and expansive entertainment, such as a grand main stage and a smaller, more intimate stage.Thus, the majority of common facilities are entertainment venues, interspersed among the giant redwoods.The Grove is particularly famous for a Manhattan Project planning meeting that took place there in September 1942, which subsequently led to the atomic bomb.Those attending this meeting included Ernest Lawrence, J.Sleeping quarters, or "camps", are also scattered throughout the grove, of which it is reported there were a total of 118 as of 2007.These camps, which are frequently patrilineal, are the principal means through which high-level business and political contacts and friendships are formed.
By 1882 the members of the Club camped together at various locations in both Marin and Sonoma County, including the present-day Muir Woods and a redwood grove that once stood near Duncans Mills, several miles down the Russian River from the current location. There is no perspective; you cannot get far enough away from one of the trees to see it as a whole.
Around table, left to right: Preston Hotchkis, Ronald Reagan, Harvey Hancock (standing), Richard Nixon, Glenn T.
Seaborg, Jack Sparks, (unidentified individual), (unidentified individual), Edwin W. Bohemian Grove is a 2,700-acre (1,100 ha) campground located at 20601 Bohemian Avenue, in Monte Rio, California, belonging to a private San Francisco-based gentlemen's club known as the Bohemian Club.
The Club motto is "Weaving Spiders Come Not Here", which implies that outside concerns and business deals (networking) are to be left outside.
When gathered in groups, Bohemians usually adhere to the injunction, although discussion of business often occurs between pairs of members.
Taylor State Park) for an evening sendoff party in Edwards' honor.