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17 October 2016

Exclusive Tour of The California Historical Society

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Have you heard about the upcoming field trip to the California Historical Society (CHS) on Tuesday, October 25th from 10:30 am – 12pm?  They are actually opening the library just for us!  We’re really excited about this tour and hope you’ll want to explore this one-of-a-kind, San Francisco historical treasure with us.  Register here.

Maureen Hanlon, Events Director said, "We're excited about the return of California Genealogical Society (CGS) field trips and are planning that the upcoming visit to the California Historical Society will be the first of many opportunities for our members.  This trip will build on our long-standing bonds with the Society, both an early partner in our history and a continuing resource for CGS.”

What’s of particular interest to genealogists?
The California Historical Society represents a rich resource for family history research. Their treasure trove of early newspapers and periodicals, Gold Rush and Immigration collections which include diaries, photographs, journals, letters and much more. 

What will be covered on the tour?
A staff member will present a brief lecture and then our group will be given an exclusive viewing of selected items from their extensive collection.

How do I get there?
The society is conveniently located near Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco.  Travel easily by BART to the Montgomery Street station or if you prefer to drive, there are plenty of parking options nearby.

The California Historical Society, founded in 1871, was an early partner of the California Genealogical Society.  It houses materials from the Crocker family that became the foundation of the Society's North Baker Research Library and Fine Arts collection.

You can find out more about CHS at their Website, Blog, and their Events Calendar. 

Ready to sign-up?  Great!  We’ll see you there on October 25th!

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