The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society is proud to present the first San Francisco History Expo on February 12-13, 2011, at the Old Mint building. This unique two-day event will bring together historical associations throughout the City to share their stories, archives and people–piecing together our past–while showcasing the diverse and distinctive contributions each neighborhood and ethnic group has made to San Francisco, and the evolution of these communities over the years. Additionally, FoundSF.org will capture oral histories and scan historic photographs brought in by the public to share online.
There can be no more appropriate venue for this historic gathering than the Old Mint, a National Historic Landmark and one of San Francisco’s greatest treasures. The history that transpired within its walls will once again come alive as each association presents its own “mini-museum” with artifacts, photographs, videos, mementos, live performances and people sharing their individual stories. As an added attraction, the San Francisco Fire Department Museum will stage a vintage hook and ladder fire truck in front of the Old Mint to welcome visitors throughout the weekend.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see, talk and hear about the rich historical heritage that has shaped San Francisco and the Bay Area.
Featuring vintage hook and ladder fire truck, films, mementos and live performances,
plus bring your historic photos and record your own oral history!
For this project, CHSA joins other illustrious groups, such as: California Historical Society, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, History Center of the SF Public Library, Market Street Railway, Mission Creek Conservancy, Presidio Historical Association, among many others.