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Legendary Locals of the Richmond, Sunset, and Golden Gate Park Legendary Locals

Friends of the Mother's Building Save the Mothers Building

The Private Collector Images Highlights of the Private Collector Images


SF History Minute

Latest Episode: Ocean Beach Archaeology

History Minute: Ocean Beach Archaeology

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Upcoming Events
  • Parkmerced: 75 Years of the City in a City
    May 11, 2016 7:00pm (Wednesday) at Merced Branch Library
    In 1941, the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company purchased almost 200 acres of land from the old Spring Valley Water Company to create the Parkmerced apartment community at the edge of San Francisco`s Lake Merced More Info...
  • 100,000 Pictures: Presenting OpenSFHistory
    May 12, 2016 6:00pm (Thursday) at Mechanics Institute Library and Chess Room, 4th Floor Meeting Room
    Join David Gallagher and Woody LaBounty, founders of the Western Neighborhoods Project, for an illustrated presentation about their newly launched endeavor, OpenSFHistory More Info...
  • WNP Event
    Inner Sunset History Pub Crawl
    May 14, 2016 2:30pm-4:30pm (Saturday)
    SOLD OUT: History and beer (or the drink of your choice)! The second WNP Historical Pub Crawl will visit landmark drinking establishments in the Inner Sunset District, with David Gallagher, Woody LaBounty, and Nicole Meldahl sharing historical stories along the way More Info...
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