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2017 meeting dates

January 31
February 21
March 28
April 25
May 30
June 27
July 25
August 29
September 26
October 24
November 28
December no meeting

meetings:

  • subject and speaker details announced each quarter on our home page 
    (see full 2017 schedule below)
  • last Tuesday of every month
  • doors open at 7 PM, program begins 7:45 PM
  • light refreshments
  • book store
  • general admission $5; SFHA members admission is FREE

location:

**PLEASE NOTE OUR SEPTEMBER MEETING WILL BE AT A DIFFERENT LOCATION**

SEPTEMBER ONLY: 

Congregation Sherith Israel, Newman Hall

 

regular meeting location:

St. Philip's Church
725 Diamond Street
(between Elizabeth Street & 24th Street)
limited parking in schoolyard - entrance on Elizabeth Street; additional parking available on surrounding streets

MUNI: 24-Divisadero and 48-Quintara stop at Castro and 24th streets;
35-Eureka stops at Diamond and 24th streets

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about our meetings

SFHA meetings are a perfect place to meet and mingle with other SF history lovers, as well as to explore our city's enchanting history in depth. Each month we present a talk usually accompanied by a slide show from an expert in a particular area of San Francisco history. Monthly presentations cover a diverse variety of local history stories, whether it's the story of a neighborhood, a look at scandalous city residents, or vintage photos of a now-lost San Francisco. 

Presentations start at approximately 7:45 p.m. SFHA hosts a social hour starting at 7 p.m., during which attendees can peruse SFHA's bookstore and enjoy refreshments. The social hour is also a great time to purchase raffle tickets to help fund our research gift program and for a chance to win that month's piece of San Francisco memorabilia.

Have a speaker in mind for a SFHA meeting?
Please contact our Program Coordinator, Kit Haskell kit@sanfranciscohistory.org

2017 meeting schedule:

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Hidden in Plain Sight
guest speaker: Steven Sodokoff

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 
Home Front SF in WWII
guest speaker: John Freeman

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
OpenSFHistory Noe Valley to Diamond Heights
guest speakers: Woody LaBounty and David Gallagher

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Splendid Survivors
guest speaker: Joseph Amster

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Walking SF's 49 Mile Drive
guest speakers: Kristine Poggioli and Carolyn Eidson

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
The Founding of the Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic
guest speaker: Dr. David E. Smith

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Levi Strauss: The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World
guest speaker: Lynn Downey

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Con Artists of San Francisco
guest speaker: Paul Drexler

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
The Gold(berg) Rush: History of Jews in SF
guest speaker: Judi Leff

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017
The History of SF’s Ferry Building
guest speaker: Anne Evers Hitz

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
A Century of Looking Back: San Francisco Through Magic Lantern Slides
guest speaker: Ron Ross, SFHA founder and president

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no meeting in December

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Have a suggestion for a speaker?  contact:  kit@sanfranciscohistory.org