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Tuesday, April 25

SF History Night: “Splendid Survivors of 1906” | Noe Valley
Tuesday, April 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 for non-members; free for SFHA members
| St. Philip's Church
SF History Night:
Many people assume that the devastation caused by the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fires was total, but a surprising number of buildings within the fire zone survived and are still with us today. Some burned but were rebuilt, while others survived unscathed. We walk ...

Saturday, April 29

2017 Cesar E. Chavez Day Parade | Mission Dist.
Saturday, April 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Dolores Park
2017 Cesar E. Chavez Day Parade | Mission Dist.

The Annual Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Parade & Festival in San Francisco has become a significant event in the Mission drawing a diverse crowd of participants and attendees from different demographics and cultures. This the largest event honoring the life and work of the labor and ...

Wednesday, May 3

Shaping SF Lecture: Labor Movement & Class War in San Francisco
Wednesday, May 3 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Labor Movement & Class War in San Francisco
Fred Glass, author of From Mission to Microchip: A History of the California Labor Movement, takes a long look at the labor history of California and Chris Carlsson, of foundsf.org focuses on the ebb and flow of class war in San Francisco. You can expect ...

Friday, May 5

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, May 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County History Museum
History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City

Enjoy free admission from 10 am to 4 pm, every first Friday of the month, at the San Mateo History Museum. Explore the museum housed in the 1910 County Courthouse; listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it features a stained glass dome and mosaic tile floor. 2 pm General Tour: ...

Saturday, May 6

Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands
Saturday, May 6 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Nike Missile Site
Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands

Get an upclose look at a restored Cold War anti-aircraft missile site and hear intriguing stories from Nike veterans, park rangers, and volunteers from 12:30-3:30 pm, every first Saturday of the month. This valuable historical resource is the only restored Nike missile site in the entire country. It’s a ...

Wednesday, May 10

Health of the Bayshore: Shaping San Francisco Lecture | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, May 10 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Health of the Bayshore: Shaping San Francisco Lecture | Mission Dist.
Tim Stroshane of Restore the Delta and Brenda Goeden of BCDC discuss the politics and prospects of facing our rapidly changing future around and health of the bayshore. Wetlands restoration, Sea Level Rise, Delta Tunnels, Clean Water Act, future of EPA, and more.

Tuesday, May 30

SF History Night | Noe Valley
Tuesday, May 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 for non-members; free for SFHA members
| St. Philip's Church
SF History Night | Noe Valley

The San Francisco History Association hosts monthly talks which explore our city’s enchanting history in depth. Each month, a local history expert hosts a themed talk usually accompanied by a slide show with light refreshments. Monthly presentations cover a dizzyingly diverse variety of SF history ...

Wednesday, May 31

2017 Wit & Humor Exhibit: “Bombs Away: Humor Goes to War” | Final Day
Wednesday, May 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
2017 Wit & Humor Exhibit:

Every year during the month of April, the San Francisco Public Library presents a Wit & Humor exhibit at the Main Branch. Naturally, the opening day is April Fool’s Day. The exhibit is on display April 1 – May 31, 2017. How did the average reader and soldiers ...

Shaping SF Lecture: The Music, Art, & Politics of 1967 | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, May 31 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: The Music, Art, & Politics of 1967 | Mission Dist.
Music, Art, & Politics of 1967: Was it all peace and love or did the anti-war movement really define the era? A conversational antidote to the narrow interpretation of a memorable summer in the City. With Calvin Welch, Judy Goldhaft, Mat Callahan, and Pam Brennan.

Friday, June 2

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, June 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County History Museum
History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City

Enjoy free admission from 10 am to 4 pm, every first Friday of the month, at the San Mateo History Museum. Explore the museum housed in the 1910 County Courthouse; listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it features a stained glass dome and mosaic tile floor. 2 pm General Tour: ...

Saturday, June 3

Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands
Saturday, June 3 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Nike Missile Site
Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands

Get an upclose look at a restored Cold War anti-aircraft missile site and hear intriguing stories from Nike veterans, park rangers, and volunteers from 12:30-3:30 pm, every first Saturday of the month. This valuable historical resource is the only restored Nike missile site in the entire country. It’s a ...

Wednesday, June 7

Shaping SF Lecture: Kent Minault’s “Diggerly-Do’s” | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, June 7 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Kent Minault’s “Diggerly-Do’s” | Mission Dist.
Kent Minault tells of the explosive first six months of the SF Diggers. Featuring stories of the San Francisco Mime Troupe, Tim Leary, Huey Newton, Lenore Kandel, Gary Snyder, the first Digger free food and free Store, the Invisible Circus, photos by Chuck Gould, and ...

Saturday, July 1

Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands
Saturday, July 1 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Nike Missile Site
Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands

Get an upclose look at a restored Cold War anti-aircraft missile site and hear intriguing stories from Nike veterans, park rangers, and volunteers from 12:30-3:30 pm, every first Saturday of the month. This valuable historical resource is the only restored Nike missile site in the entire country. It’s a ...