Contact Us


San Francisco History Association
P.O. Box 31907
San Francisco, CA 94131
415-881-SFHA (7342) 


When contacting the SFHA, please allow 24-72 hours for a volunteer to respond. We typically respond quicker than that, but your patience is appreciated. 

Please note our phone number is voicemail only. If you would like to speak to someone, leave a message and a volunteer will forward the message to the appropriate person or committee chair to return your call.


Research Inquiries

Please direct any research inquiries you may have to the San Francisco History Center on the sixth floor of the Main Public Library. The SFPL has a comprehensive list of online research tools.

Also review our index of links to other organizations and resources

To learn how to research a San Francisco building 
contact for a free PDF guide compiled by John Blackburn and Vicky Walker for the San Francisco History Association.


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The SFHA seeks volunteers for the following:

  • event planning
  • history grant program committee
  • writing book reviews or articles for our newsletter
  • monthly meeting committee (set up/ clean up , refreshments, raffle, music)


All donations help the San Francisco History Association further its mission to preserve our city's unique history. Donations may be used for acquisitions of SF history-related artifacts for history displays, to sponsor SF history exhibitions or events or to help fund the SFHA’s Grant Program.

Donors may earmark funds for any SFHA initiative they wish. All donations are tax-deductible and deeply appreciated.

Types of Donations accepted:

  • Artifacts
  • Memorabilia
  • Memorial Fund:
    • General Fund
    • Grant Program
    • Book store