2012 History Expo
March 3-4, 2012
The first SFMHS History Expo, held in February of 2011, was attended by over 3500 visitors who spent hours visiting more than 25 mini-museums set up by local organizations.
The 2011 event was a tremendous success, so we did it again: Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4, at the Old Mint.
Thirty-seven organizations participated in the 2012 San Francisco History Expo.
Elegant Pit Stops
For many of us, a commercial garage conjures up an image of a concrete box with roll-up doors and ramps. However the exhibit, “Elegant Pit Stops: The Historicist Garages of San Francisco,” demonstrates that the early 20th century garage was a more gracious building, offering a composed and ornamented façade to the street. The show, based on the research of UC Davis Professor Mark Kessler, features photographs of garages shot by local photographer Sharon Risedorph as well as several archival images and will be on display at the March 3-4 History Expo at the Old Mint.
The San Francisco History Expo is sponsored in part by a grant from Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.