Mission Statement

The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society is dedicated to preserving, interpreting and presenting the historical heritage of San Francisco.

About The Society

The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society is the common thread that binds San Francisco's past, present and future. Founded in 1988, SFMHS has more than 2,500 members and fulfills its mission of preserving Bay Area history through a broad spectrum of programs and special events, such as history walks, the Barbary Coast Trail® and our Annual Awards Luncheon.

The Society produces two publications: The Argonaut, a beautiful journal featuring photographs and in-depth reviews of our city's history; and Panorama, a quarterly newsletter for members that features upcoming programs and events including those of other Bay Area historical groups.

SFMHS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Tax ID 68-0104888) dedicated to the preservation, interpretation, and presentation of the rich historical heritage of San Francisco and the Bay Area.

  • Directors and Advisors

    The Board of Directors is responsible for all the activities of the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society. The Officers and Board members are a diverse group of volunteers who share a passion for the history of San Francisco.

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