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Yerba Buena Cove: A History of Smuggling
with Carlina Ospina. Tuesday, September 13 at 6 pm.

SFHS - erba Buena History of Smuggling

WATCH: The Long and Twisted Road of How San
Francisco Became San Francisco, with Angus Macfarlane.
Presented Tuesday, July 12.

SFHS July Program - The Road to Becoming SF

Thirsty in Early San Francisco:
A Very Localized Search for Water
Presented May 10

Thirsty in Early San Francisco: The Search for Water

The 1906 Earthquake and the People in Chinatown
Presented April 12

1906 earthquake

The Buried Ships in San Francisco
Presented February 8

Buried ship in SF

Gold Rush and Comstock Lode Money
With David McCarthy. Presented January 11

Old SF mint coins

SFHS ONLINE HISTORY ADVENTURES

* Watch nearly twenty hours of SFHS Presentations *

New Digital History Resources

Don't Stay Home Without Them!

In-Person Walking Tours

Also Self-Guided Tours and Student-led Tours

Come take a Virtual Tour of our Museum

Virtual SFHS Museum Tour

Walking Tour of Fisherman’s Wharf
August 27 - 11 AM

Fisherman"s Wharf Tour

1906 Earthquake and Fire: Chinatown’s Devastation and Renewal
Walking Tour: September 3 at 11 AM

SF Earthquake 1906

Watch Program online

SFHS Presentation - The Trial of Tokyo-Rose

Watch the SFHS Program on YouTube!

SFHS - Bernard Zakheim Program

San Francisco Music and Culture - 1965-1969

Psychedelic Daze - Don Robertson

Welcome! The San Francisco Historical Society exists to uncover, preserve, and present,
in engaging ways, the colorful and diverse history of our city from its earliest days to the present.


Our museum at 608 Commercial Street is now OPEN!
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Rent the Museum for private events!



UPCOMING PROGRAMS & TOURS



Press Release – 10/28/20San Francisco Historical Society Opposes Renaming Schools
In a letter to the Board of Education, dated October 29, 2020, the San Francisco Historical Society has stated its opposition to the renaming of the city’s schools as proposed by the Names Advisory Committee of the Board of Education as authorized in Board Resolution No. 184-10A1. More…