Unspeakable Vice Walking Tour

San Francisco Historical Society and Museum 608 Commercial Street, San Francisco, CA
Starting at the San Francisco Historical Society, we'll zig zag our way by more than a dozen lost queer bars, concluding with a round of drinks at the site an infamous lesbian hook-up spot on Grant.

San Francisco and the Civil War

San Francisco Historical Society and Museum 608 Commercial Street, San Francisco, CA
Californians have little idea of what role the state played in the Civil War, and the importance of San Francisco during that time.

1906 Earthquake and Fire: Chinatown’s Devastation and Renewal – Walking Tour

San Francisco Historical Society and Museum 608 Commercial Street, San Francisco, CA
At dawn on April 18, 1906, the San Andreas fault ruptured, sending shockwaves racing across San Francisco.  The City is abruptly awakened only to witness a firestorm destroying everything in sight over the next three days. Vibrant and densely populated Chinatown is swiftly engulfed by a raging fire on Day One and its inhabitants are dispersed like embers in the wind.

2022 Annual Awards Luncheon

Mark Hopkins Hotel 1 Nob Hill at Mason and California Streets, San Francisco, CA
You are invited to the San Francisco Historical Society’s 2022 annual Awards Luncheon honoring and celebrating individuals and businesses that have made outstanding contributions to San Francisco History.

Unspeakable Vice Walking Tour

San Francisco Historical Society and Museum 608 Commercial Street, San Francisco, CA
Starting at the San Francisco Historical Society, we'll zig zag our way by more than a dozen lost queer bars, concluding with a round of drinks at the site an infamous lesbian hook-up spot on Grant.

Unspeakable Vice: Queer North Beach Before the Castro

San Francisco Historical Society and Museum 608 Commercial Street, San Francisco, CA
Join us for a lecture on San Francisco’s original “gayborhood,” North Beach. Before the Castro, Pride, or the Rainbow Flag, the beginnings of modern queer identity and activism was formed in the old Barbary Coast.

The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald

Sam’s Grill 374 Bush Street at Belden Place, between Montgomery and Kearny, San Francisco
A conversation with United States District Judge William Alsup, one of the most distinguished federal judges in the country, about his newly released (and long-awaited) novel, The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald.

San Francisco’s Lost Landscapes

San Francisco Historical Society and Museum 608 Commercial Street, San Francisco, CA
This special exhibit showcases an extensive assemblage of rare maps, lithographs, photographs, and paintings of early San Francisco from three private collections, including Views of Early San Francisco from the Charles Fracchia Collection. The Museum is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Antique Appraisal Day – September 21

San Francisco Historical Society and Museum 608 Commercial Street, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Historical Society is proud to partner with Clars Auction Gallery for a unique fundraiser. Clars specialists will be on site at 608 Commercial Street offering verbal valuations of: Fine Art; Jewely; Furniture & Decorative Arts; Asian Works of Art; and Rare Wines. Clars’ valuation specialists are regularly featured on KVIE PBS (Valuation Days), and have also appeared on KQED PBS and SoCal PBS television during Antiques Roadshow.

Unspeakable Vice Walking Tour

Starting at the San Francisco Historical Society, we'll zig zag our way by more than a dozen lost queer bars, concluding with a round of drinks at the site an infamous lesbian hook-up spot on Grant.

1906 Earthquake and Fire: Chinatown’s Devastation and Renewal – Walking Tour

At dawn on April 18, 1906, the San Andreas fault ruptured, sending shockwaves racing across San Francisco.  The City is abruptly awakened only to witness a firestorm destroying everything in sight over the next three days. Vibrant and densely populated Chinatown is swiftly engulfed by a raging fire on Day One and its inhabitants are dispersed like embers in the wind.

Gold Rush and Sunken Ships

Experience how San Francisco went from a trading village to a metropolis. You’ll learn about the hidden remains of sunken ships and artifacts from the Gold Rush.

1906 Earthquake and Fire: Chinatown’s Devastation and Renewal – Walking Tour

At dawn on April 18, 1906, the San Andreas fault ruptured, sending shockwaves racing across San Francisco.  The City is abruptly awakened only to witness a firestorm destroying everything in sight over the next three days. Vibrant and densely populated Chinatown is swiftly engulfed by a raging fire on Day One and its inhabitants are dispersed like embers in the wind.

1906 Earthquake and Fire: Chinatown’s Devastation and Renewal CANCELLED

At dawn on April 18, 1906, the San Andreas fault ruptured, sending shockwaves racing across San Francisco.  The City is abruptly awakened only to witness a firestorm destroying everything in sight over the next three days. Vibrant and densely populated Chinatown is swiftly engulfed by a raging fire on Day One and its inhabitants are dispersed like embers in the wind.

Gold Rush and Sunken Ships

Experience how San Francisco went from a trading village to a metropolis. You’ll learn about the hidden remains of sunken ships and artifacts from the Gold Rush.