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15 February 2013

San Francisco History Expo 2013

Saturday, March 2, 2013, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 3, 2013, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Old Mint
88 Fifth Street at Mission
San Francisco, CA 94103

The California Genealogical Society will have a booth at the Third Annual San Francisco History Expo the first weekend in March. Admission is free (donations are welcome).

The San Francisco History Expo brings local and neighborhood history groups together under one roof. This is an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about—and participate in—San Francisco history though presentations, photographs, artifacts, children’s activities, and historical reenactments.

More than forty organizations will be represented at the two-day event, displaying their connection to San Francisco's history and sharing information about their group. The CGS will be sharing a room with and the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogy Society.

This year we will be promoting our new San Francisco Special Interest Group and, of course, Raking the Ashes: Genealogical Strategies for Pre-1906 San Francisco Research

Judy Bodycote helped with last year's CGS table and sent this review:
The exhibits are all very interesting, covering many aspect of SF's past and present. Last year, the Maritime Museum exhibit was particularly noteworthy with a whole room full of items including a model ship with working rigging, and the parts labelled. It is also one of the few times when the mint is open to the public.
Judy Bodycote and Nancy Servin are overseeing our presence this year. They are coordinating schedules for volunteers to staff our booth. If you can help, please email Nancy.

Copyright © 2013 by Kathryn M. Doyle, California Genealogical Society and Library.