San Francisco History Expo February 12-13!

For a long time now, many of us in the city’s historic preservation community have talked about how cool it would be if we could all get together in one place.  Well, our friends at the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society have made it happen!

Next Saturday and Sunday, February 12-13, more than 20 groups focused on one or more aspects of San Francisco history will join together in the first San Francisco History Expo at the Old Mint at Fifth and Mission. Hours are 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. both days.

Market Street Railway will be offering photo and film viewings, a hands-on “guess-what-it-is” exhibits, a farebox display, and more. Those of you with memories of streetcars in San Francisco’s bygone days can share them on the spot through an oral history opportunity.  Brochures, memberships, and volunteer information on Market Street Railway and information on the San Francisco Railway Museum will be available. We’ll also have some cool transit history items for sale.

Best of all, admission is free. So hop on the F-line or the Powell Street cable car if you want to be fully in the swing of things and come on over to the Old Mint Saturday and Sunday, February 12-13, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  (Pssst.  We won’t tell anyone if you decide to take one of those newfangled BART trains or even a bus!  Just come on down any way you can.)