Thursday, January 26, 2012

Those Places Thursday - San Francisco History Expo

I learned about this event from Jeremy Frankel, Presidernt of the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society.  It reminds me of the Sacramento Archives Crawl held the first Saturday every October.  Both events bring a variety of historical organizations together to showcase their holdings and services for the public.  Take a look at the list of organizations exhibiting at the expo - think of the family history resources they may have for those of us with San Francisco area ancestors.
The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society will present the Second Annual San Francisco History Expo at the Old Mint on Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4. The Expo will run from 11 AM to 4 PM each day, and admission is free (donations are welcome).

Once again, dozens of neighborhood-based and other historical associations representing the diversity of our city will present mini-museums displaying their artifacts and sharing information about their organizations. In addition to these mini-museums, there will be an exhibit entitled “Elegant Pit Stops,” images of historic garages from around the city. And, historic artist Alan Zimmerman will display his large-scale oil-on-wood paintings of Gold Rush San Francisco.
Historic figures will mingle with the crowd. There will be historic films presented on the vault level and several special presentations during the weekend. You can find the latest information on the Expo at
This is a preliminary listing of organizations that have agreed to participate in the 2012 San Francisco History Expo: •Market Street Railway  •California Historical Society  •San Francisco History Association  •Chinese Historical Society  •Greek Historical Society of the San Francisco Bay Area  •Henry W. Coil Library & Museum of Freemasonry  •Presidio Historical Association  •Society of California Pioneers  •Bernal History Project  •Visitacion Valley History Project  •Presidio Trust History Association  •Treasure Island History Association  •Telegraph Hill Dwellers  •San Francisco Media Archives  •Potrero Hill Archives Project  •Labor Archives and Research Center/San Francisco State University  •San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society  •Rick Prelinger Library and Archives.
Those Places Thursday is one of many blog themes suggested on Geneabloggers.  What places are our ancestors from?  Tell me at

posted by Denise Hibsch Richmond


  1. Thank you

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  2. Attending these can get you in trouble! I went to the Sacramento October event several years ago and ended up being a volunteer at their local History Archives for 5 years!! Be Careful!!


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