The San Francisco Historical Society invited high school students to become a part of the critical national debate regarding the role of civic monuments, including monuments that are controversial.
Tokyo is hosting the Olympics, but did you know about the international sports competition venue hidden beyond the trees near Golden Gate Park’s Polo Field or Bison Paddock?
When Alexandra Mitchell, the owner and principal fine art conservator at ACT Art Conservation, learned that the Cliff House’s art works and memorabilia were slated to be auctioned off in mid-March, she knew something had to be done.
An exuberant fountain, now restored to its original glory, entices visitors to the center of the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park.
Join us for “Monuments, Murals and Memorials” moderated by Executive Director Nicole Meldahl of Western Neighborhoods Project on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 6:00pm via Zoom
The Economist, for their February 2015 article on German-Americans, chose the title “America’s largest ethnic group has assimilated so well that people barely notice it.”
Pershing lived in the San Francisco Presidio in 1914, when he had the rank of brigadier general (one-star). On Aug. 27, 1915, Pershing’s wife and three of their four children perished in a Presidio house fire; Pershing was in Texas, due to instability of the Mexican Revolution.
The “Chinese in the Richmond” initiative, first launched in 2019, is a companion to the CHSA’s “Chinese in the Sunset” project. Together with the Sunset project, the family photos, school garments, awards, business documents and first-person stories brought in by the Richmond’s Chinese residents, will help weave together the narrative of how the west side’s vibrant Chinese community came to be.
This Open House will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, in real life at the WNP office at 1617 Balboa St.
The first polo match at the Polo Field was on Nov. 11, 1898 (reported the next day by the San Francisco Call). Horsemen from the Burlingame Club played for two hours, with an intermission, in front of thousands of spectators.
WNP wants its Board of Directors to better reflect the community, including folks from different backgrounds and with different perspectives. This is what gives San Francisco its unique identity and will advance the group’s community history work beyond the past and into a new decade.
Luke Zepponi, a junior at Abraham Lincoln High School in the Sunset District, was recently awarded a $1,000 prize after he placed third in the San Francisco Historical Society’s annual Fracchia Prize writing competition.
Three history-loving teen writers will be awarded the 2020 Fracchia Prize by San Francisco Mayor London N. Breed and the Golden Gate Park walking tours they designed will be made available to the public for free.
The history of Louis’ Restaurant brings a rich visual story of not just the location but also the people, friends, family, employees and even Adolph Sutro’s nephew who negotiated a deal with Louie and his wife Helen in opening up a cafe on the Point Lobos Avenue cliffside in 1936.
Link to “Looking Back,” a column by Kinen Carvala exploring stories about the history of San Francisco’s west side.