San Francisco History Days

March 5 & 6, 2016

The Old Mint

FREE and Open to the public, on Saturday and Sunday, March 5 & 6, 2016, San Francisco History Days was a success beyond anyone's imagination! Over 6500 people visited The Old Mint and joined dozens of organizations celebrating and telling the stories of the City's unique past. Community historians, archivists, genealogists, archaeologists, researchers, educators, re-enactors and other history enthusiasts enjoyed a FREE Community Open House on Saturday and Sunday at the historic site. Friday, March 4 was Education Day, exclusively for students. This weekend event was hosted by the City of San Francisco Office of the Mayor in partnership with NonPlusUltra Inc.

San Francisco History Days


Education Day - Friday March 5


March 4

A Day Exclusively for Students

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San Francisco 1869


March 5

Free from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Sutro Baths 1900


March 6

Free from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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Hey! Next Thursday night come see Woody LaBounty and David Gallagher of Western Neighborhoods Project talk about the remarkable collection of historical images at Free and open to the public! (seating is limited and reservations are strongly recommended) Plus it's at Mechanics' Institute Library and Chess Room, home San Francisco's most famous spiral staircase. (and snacks!, how much better could this get?) ... See MoreSee Less

100,000 Pictures: Presenting OpenSFHistory

May 12, 2016, 6:00pm

Mechanics' Institute Library and Chess Room

Join David Gallagher and Woody LaBounty, founders of the Western Neighborhoods Project, for an illustrated presentation about their newly launched endeavor: This new web portal presents the results of a huge and ongoing volunteer effort to archive and make public over 100,000 historical images of San Francisco amassed over decades by a private collector. The slideshow will present many high resolution gems of the collection and highlight the process of bringing them to the public. Photos courtesy of

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