2013 History Expo

Saturday March 2, 2013 - 11am to 5pm
Sunday March 3, 2013 - 11am to 4pm

The Old Mint
88 Fifth Street at Mission

Participating Organizations

Forty-one organizations participated in the 2013 San Francisco History Expo:

Debut of the San Francisco Bay Map

San Francisco Bay Map

Attendees of the San Francisco History Expo, March 2-3, at the Old Mint, will be among the first to see the new hand-drawn, hand-lettered fine art map entitled, “San Francisco Bay”.

This creative map, designed by Xplorer Maps of Missoula, MT, takes you on a journey through time with stunning illustrated graphics and rich historical excerpts of the iconic architecture, renowned culture, historic neighborhoods and unique marine life of the region.

In keeping with their mission to connect art, community and conservation, Xplorer Maps approached the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society to forge a partnership. “It seemed that SFMHS was the ideal fit for our mission and would most benefit from what we're trying to accomplish,” says Xplorer Maps co-founder Greg Robitaille. “We sincerely appreciate the opportunity to feel a small part of your amazing community by the Bay!”

Films and Presentations

Saturday, March 2

12 Noon — Ron Ross: A Look Back: San Francisco Through Magic Lantern Slides

1 PM — Mike Phipps: The Geary Street, Park & Ocean Cable Car Company 1880-1912: The Premier Line of the New Municipal Railway

2 PM — Jim Weiss: Storytelling For Kids

3 PM — Richard Reinhardt: Golden Gate International Exhibition: A Peaceable Island

Sunday, March 3

12 Noon — California Audiovisual Preservation Project: Selections from the California Light and Sound Collection

1 PM — Ron Ross: A Look Back: San Francisco Through Magic Lantern Slides

2:30 PM — Kurt Weitzmann: Hysterical Historical San Francisco New Time!

Special Guest Jim Weiss

Literature and history come alive with Jim Weiss!

Since 1989 master storyteller Jim Weiss has produced award-winning audio recordings for children that bring classic literature, mythical tales and history to life. From fairytales to Shakespeare, from the ancient world of Greek mythology to the mystique of Sherlock Holmes, Jim's performances create entertainment magic for children of all ages.

For the Third Annual San Francisco History Expo at the Old Mint, Jim will tell stories that weave together the rich tapestry of San Francisco’s History through mesmerizing stories of the people, cultures and architecture – from the rough and tumble Gold Rush and Barbary Coast, to the earthquake of 1906 – stories that will have everyone on the edge of their seats!

Jim will be at the History Expo for one day only - Saturday, March 2, 2pm

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