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San Francisco History Days at the Old Mint
On the weekend of March 4–5, 2017, the City and County of San Francisco Office of the Mayor, Non Plus Ultra, and dozens of local history groups will open the Old Mint (88 Fifth Street) for a FREE community open house, San Francisco History Days 2017 (www.sfhistorydays.org).
A National Historic Landmark, the classical building at 88 Fifth Street was a branch of the United States Mint from 1874 to 1937. For San Francisco History Days weekend, the counting rooms and brick vaults of “The Granite Lady” will come alive with dozens of organizations offering history displays, activities, tours, and presentations.
Join community historians, archivists, representatives of indigenous communities, genealogists, archaeologists, researchers, educators, re-enactors, authors, and filmmakers for this event on Saturday, March 4, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, March 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Highlights of the weekend include presentations on local architectural, transit, neighborhood, and maritime history; exhibits addressing the Summer of Love 50th anniversary; displays of neighborhood and community archives; and a resource center to history organizations, homes, and educational centers around the Bay Area.
Mini-theaters and galleries will be set up in the ground floor vaults of the Old Mint over the weekend featuring found footage, film features, and rare and newly digitized photos. Dozens of authors will also be on hand to discuss and sell their books on local historical themes.