Journey with us back in time as we reveal the stories, people, lost landmarks, and ephemeral wonders of the San Francisco Bay Area.
October 7 - PHOENIX RISING
Join us for the fifth installation in the Bay Area Time Travel Project, in which we look at the turn of the century city rocked literally to its foundations by an epic quake and all-consuming fires, followed by an era both of graft and corruption, but also of phoenix-like rebirth and building including the magnificent 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition.
~Speaker Details to be Announced Soon~
Join us for adventures in the missing city:
October 7 - PHOENIX RISING
The environment for each program will be particapitory and raucous.
6:00pm Doors open with a pre-reception, viewing of the gallery, and collection items in CHS' North Baker Library (This is a good time to grab a meal or snacks for the event).
7:00pm - Introductions and Welcome
7:10pm - Three of the presentors present
7:50-8:15pm - Intermission and viewing of CHS collection items.
9:30pm - The program ends.
- Josh Greenwalt ~ Plague Rats & Black Death
- Marci Bennett ~ Brief Biographies of the Turn of the Century City
- Miles Traer ~ Wile E. Coyote, Lunatics, and the Earthquake
- Jim Schein ~ Remapping the Ruins
- Fritz Striker ~ Tales of a Thief: Jack Black in San Francisco
- Tamar Baskind ~ Rise, Ruins & Relics: The Panama Pacific Exposition of 1915
California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, California 94105. Close to Montgomery Bart Station.
MERCHANDISE: Cash Only for Odd Salon Merchandise, Cash and credit is accepted at CHS' Ten Lions Bookstore.
BAR: Serving Beer and Wine, cash only.
ATMs are on New Montgomery (Bank of America and Chase Bank), Market Street also has a number of ATMs. Walgreens, Tart to Tart, the Metreon, and Target all have functioning ATMs.
The following parking garages are available nearby:
Fifth & Mission Parking Garage, Fifth and Mission Sts.
Museum Parc Garage, 300 Third Street
Moscone Center Garage, 225 Third Street
Hearst Parking Center, 45 Third Street
55 Hawthorne Garage, 55 Hawthorne Street
St. Francis Place Garage, 1 St. Francis and Third Sts.
Jessie Square Parking Garage, 3rd Street at Stevenson
When & Where
California Historical Society
Our mission is to inspire and empower Californians to make the past a meaningful part of their contemporary lives.
The California Historical Society holds one of the richest collections of primary and secondary materials in the state on the social, cultural, economic, and political development of California.
The Gallery provides public access to the collection through changing exhibitions, Tuesday through Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The North Baker Research Library provides public access to the collection, Wednesday through Friday, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.