San Francisco History Days, formerly SF
History Expo, will be held March 4-6 at “The Old Mint” in San Francisco.
For more details and transportations options, check out: http://sfhistorydays.org/about
A FREE Community Open House on Saturday
and Sunday (Mar 5 & 6) at the historic “Old Mint” comprised of a series of
pop-up, San Francisco history museums.
They’re hosted by
many local organizations that celebrate and tell the stories of the City's
unique past and staffed by community historians, archivists, genealogists,
archaeologists, researchers, educators, historical re-enactors and other
history enthusiasts. Past history weekends at the Old Mint have
brought together dozens of organizations to celebrate and tell the City’s
unique history, and have attracted several thousand participants.
Note:Friday, March 4, 2016 is set
aside exclusively for students. We are not participating in the Friday events.
Schedule of Events
11:00 AM to 5:00
PM for Saturday, March 5
12:00 PM: San Francisco History Association – Magic
Speaker: Ron Ross
1:00 PM: Freedom Archives and the GLBT Historical
Society Archives – Re-framing the Archive: From Preservation to
Speakers: Claude Marks and Nathaniel Moore of
the Freedom Archives with Joanna Black and Jeremy Prince of the GLBT Historical
2:00 PM: AfroSolo Theatre Company – Dr. Carleton B.
Goodlett: The Man, His Life, and the Street Named After Him (1914–1997)
3:00 PM: The Private Collector, Western Neighborhoods
Project, and Open SF History – 100,000 Pictures
LaBounty, Nicole Meldahl, and David Gallagher
1:00 PM: Cable Car Museum – Cable Car Powerhouses
and Car Barns, Their Design and Construction
Holmgren and Mike Phipps
2:00 PM: Bernal History Project – How to Research
your SF House—For Free!
Speakers: Vicky Walker and John Blackburn
3:00 PM: National Japanese American Historical Society
– World War II Internment
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM for Sunday, March 6
12:00 PM: San Francisco History Association – Magic Lantern
Speaker: Ron Ross
1:00 PM: San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco History Center
– Digital Preservation: Identify What You Have
Speaker: Christina Moretta
2:00 PM: Historypin – Mapping the Visual Histories of SF
Speaker: Kerri Young, Historypin Community Officer
3:00 PM: Victorian Alliance – Northern California 19th Century
Speakers: Professor Hank Dunlop and Author Paul Duchscherer
1:00 PM: Maritime Museum – The Ocean: A Highway or a Barrier?
An exploration of the historic ship collection at Hyde St.Pier
Speaker: Ranger Chris Edwards
2:00 PM: Living New Deal – San Francisco Transformed: The Coit
Tower and Rincon Annex Murals, and What the New Deal Did for The City In
Speakers: Gray Brechin and Harvey Smith
3:00 PM: Treasure Island Museum – Pacific Pageant: Treasure
Island and the Golden Gate International Exposition
Speaker: Anne Schnoebelen
How is The California Genealogical Society involved?
Our exhibit theme is the California Gold Rush, featuringour genealogical publication, The California Nugget. We'll have enthusiastic volunteers available to help provide San
Francisco family history search information.
Volunteers Needed! Would you like to
We need you to help with the following:
welcome visitors at our table exhibit, discussing the benefits of a
society membership and genealogy library, describing our sponsored educational
activities (classes, events) and the SF-SIG (Special Interest Group) research monthly group meeting.A basic training session, given by Sandra Huber, will take place 30
minutes before your volunteer shift begins to make sure everyone is ready.
For more information, please contact Coordinator, Sandra Britt-Huber. She’ll be there helping on both days and is currently looking for volunteers to fill our 2-hour shifts. Sandra can be reached at email@example.com
What times are volunteers needed for each day
(Sat & Sun)?
AM - NOON
- 5PM (Saturday only)
*Closing times: Saturday the
event closes at 5PM. Sunday the event closes at 4PM.
Why is the event important?
It brings San Francisco's rich history to life and helps us understand what makes the city unique. When it was known as the SF History Expo, it was well attended by those who have a love for all things San Francisco.
It's important to us because it draws large and diverse crowds from around the Bay area that get introduced to us. They learn about our society and our library's vast collection of genealogical research materials.
In addition, past visitors to our table have expressed an
interest in our SF-SIG, so they can learn more about their SF family
Ready to come and see what this event is all about? Great, we hope to see you there!