FlipSide, a part of The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society, was founded to engage a younger generation of San Francisco history enthusiasts. Through awareness, the ultimate goal is to help foster the creation and ongoing operation of a world class museum in San Francisco’s Old Mint. This National Historic Landmark at Fifth and Mission Streets will be transformed into the San Francisco Museum at the Mint where visitors can experience the stories that shaped San Francisco through state-of-the-art interactive exhibits. All FlipSide events benefit the museum project and include exclusive parties at The Old Mint, Historic Bar Crawls, Lectures, etc.
“San Francisco Bay” Map
We pleased to announce the availability of prints of new hand–drawn, hand–lettered fine art map entitled “San Francisco Bay.”
This creative map, designed by Xplorer Maps of Missoula, MT, takes you on a journey through time with stunning illustrated graphics and rich historical excerpts of the iconic architecture, renowned culture, historic neighborhoods and unique marine life of the region.
Intended to pay homage to the early cartographers, all Xplorer Maps are hand-drawn and lettered illustrations crafted by internationally renowned artist Chris Robitaille using his antique, old-world style. Exquisitely detailed elements commonly featured in antique maps can be found hidden throughout the artwork providing a timeless appeal for the resident and visitor alike to enjoy.
The map may be purchased online directly from Xplorer Maps. A limited number of copies are available for $25 (plus shipping & handling and applicable sales tax) by calling (415) 537-1105 x 100.
San Francisco Museum - A Work In Progress
The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society is undertaking the restoration of San Francisco's landmark Old Mint to house the future San Francisco Museum at the Mint. The Society is currently raising funds for the second phase of the project. Once the funding is in place, construction will begin, culminating in the grand opening of the Museum in three to five years. You can learn more about the project at the San Francisco Museum website.