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SF History Expo

San Francisco History Expo 2012

March 3-4, 2012

A city is defined by its past as well as its present. San Francisco's past is extraordinarily rich and varied, thanks to the influx of immigrants who came here, bringing their traditions to this new world. We are fortunate that today there are those who strive to preserve the past and the history of their neighborhoods through oral histories, artifacts and photographs. Showcasing this diversity was the premise behind the first SFMHS History Expo in February of 2011, attended by over 3500 visitors who spent hours visiting more than 25 mini-museums set up by local organizations.

The 2011 event was a tremendous success, so we are doing it again: Saturday andSunday, March 3 and 4, at the Old Mint. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

The two-day event will once again feature mini-museums set up by participating organizations. In addition, there will be a special exhibition of 42 photographs called "Elegant Pit Stops," a display of historic garages in the city. Returning for the second expo is historic artist Alan Zimmerman of Stockton whose large-scale oil-on-wood paintings of Gold Rush San Francisco drew admiring crowds.

In the vault area, historic films will be shown and special programs are scheduled both days. We also have it on good authority that Emperor Joshua Norton plans to make an appearance.

Expo 2012 Participants

This is a preliminary listing of organizations that are scheduled to participate in the 2012 San Francisco History Expo.

  • Bernal History Project
  • California Historical Society
  • Chinese Historical Society of America
  • City Guides
  • Friends of the Cable Car Museum
  • GLBT Historical Society
  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area
  • Golden Gate Park Preservation Alliance
  • Guardians of the City
  • Henry W. Coil Library & Museum of Freemasonry
  • Labor Archives and Research Center/San Francisco State University
  • Market Street Railway
  • Museum of Performance and Design
  • National Japanese American Historical Society
  • Potrero Hill Archives Project
  • Presidio Historical Association
  • Presidio Trust History Association
  • San Francisco Architectural Heritage
  • San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society
  • San Francisco History Association
  • San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library
  • San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
  • San Francisco Media Archives
  • San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge
  • SFgenealogy
  • Shaping San Francsico/Foundsf.org
  • Society of California Pioneers
  • Sunset Parkside Education Action Committee
  • Telegraph Hill Dwellers
  • The Victorian Alliance
  • Treasure Island History Association
  • Visitacion Valley History Project
  • Western Neighborhoods Project
  • Alan Zimmerman. Historic Artist
  • Elegant Pit Stops Exhibition

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