Website Changes Coming Soon
We’re in the final stages of a relaunch of the sfhistory.org website. Most basic functions should be in place by October 31. After the new site is live, you’ll be able to find a mirror of the current site at sfmhs.org. If you have problems with the new site, look to sfmhs.org for any missing information or broken links.
We apologize for any inconvenience. Please direct any questions to webmaster (at) sfhistory (dot) org.
Sundays At The Mint
Beginning Sunday, June 15th and every Sunday thereafter, the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society will open the doors of the Old Mint from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Enjoy docent-led tours of this national historic landmark, and explore a number of unique exhibits, including various photography projects of San Francisco neighborhoods, streets, and unique architecture as well as a new exhibit – “Our City Innovates”–the first in a series on San Francisco innovation and innovators. Read more…
Date: Sunday, June 15th and every Sunday thereafter
General Admission: $10.00
SFMHS members: $5.00
Halloween and the Old Mint
Please note that there are no public Halloween events at the Old Mint this year. Any online or print listings stating otherwise are in error.
The Future of the Old Mint
A recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle gives the impression that SFMHS’s stewardship of the Old Mint will soon end. In fact, no authoritative decision on the issue has been made. While SFMHS did receive a letter from a City official indicating that the City was exploring a new development partner, only a vote of the Board of Supervisors can determine who that development partner will be. Read more...
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.