Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Book talk and signing with author Charles Fracchia

Thursday, January 21, 2010
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
California Historical Society
Free Admission

When the Water Came Up to Montgomery Street, San Francisco During the Gold Rush
Book talk and signing with author Charles Fracchia
Join author and San Francisco historian Charles A. Fracchia for a presentation about his latest book When the Water Came Up to Montgomery Street, San Francisco During the Gold Rus. According to Mr. Fracchia, the events surrounding the Gold Rush have guided and shaped San Francisco into the famed tolerant and inclusive city it is today.

Mr. Fracchia is one of the founders of Rolling Stone Magazine and the author of three books on the history of San Francisco. He lectures extensively throughout the San Francisco Bay Area on various aspects of the city's history, and teaches at City College of San Francisco and at the University of San Francisco. . Mr. Fracchia founded the San Francisco Historical Society in 1988 (which merged with the Museum of the City of San Francisco in 2002), and is the president emeritus of the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Historical Libations Annual Holiday Event 12/10/09

Join us in celebrating the season with our featured historic cocktails, including the Boothby cocktail, Martinez cocktail, Gibson cocktail and Pisco Sour, or partake in other uniquely San Franciscan libations.

All attendees will receive their very own copy of Cocktail Boothby’s American Bartender, the New Anchor Distilling Edition.$40 per member / $50 per nonmember(Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails included)

Please reserve your tickets by phone at 415.357.1848, ext. 229
or online at, click on the Event category on the left hand side.

or by mailing payment to:California Historical Society • Attn: Membership678 Mission Street • San Francisco, CA 94105

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Think California Discussion Board

Join us in the excitment over CHS's Think California exhibition by sharing YOUR thoughts about California on our facebook discussion board. Your ideas help us develop future programs, exhibitions and website topics.

Visit our facebook page to join in the discussion!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Think California

September 25, 2009-Februrary 5, 2011

"Pardners as in 49"
Crate label, Sanderson & Kozuki, Growers and Shippers
Lehmann Printing and Lithograph Co., San Francisco

The California Historical Society presents Think California, an exhibition highlighting the colorful history of California through the institution’s remarkable collection of artwork, artifacts, and ephemera. This ambitious exhibition asks the question “What do you think about when you think of California?” Here you see both common and little known facts of the Golden State’s fascinating history, as well as the myths and realities that are the lore of California.

For more information on this exhibition, please click here.