This afternoon I briefly checked out the San Francisco History Expo, going on this weekend at the Old Mint. The main draw for me was a chance to get inside that historic building, which the SF Historical Society plans to turn into a museum. Rooms on the 1st floor were crowded with volunteers representing dozens of local organizations, from neighborhood historical societies to the Park Service to the Masons of California. The downstairs vaults were also open. The expo was busy. I saw a lot of great old photos of the City as well as people in historical costumes. I learned an embarrassing amount for someone who has lived here his whole life. I had no idea SF once had a Greek Town. I didn't know about our Railway Museum either. The 1st streetcar built for Muni still exists & is being refurbished for return to service this year.
§ San Francisco History Expo 2012
March 3-4, 2012
The Old Mint