“Curating the Bay” History Archive Opening & Live Music | SF
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California Historical Society | 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Join the opening reception of Curating the Bay: Crowdsourcing a New Environmental History, California Historical Society’s leap into 21st-century technology to celebrate the Year of the Bay in 2013, by offering its extensive collections to a crowdsourcing experiment in its gallery and at yearofthebay.org.
Free, but RSVP is required.
The reception will feature live music by The Barbary Ghosts, and demos of Historypin, a global online community of people collaborating around history.
“In a year that is bringing the high-profile America’s Cup yacht races to the Bay, the opening of a new Bay Bridge span, and the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Port of San Francisco, the California Historical Society is staging an experimental exhibition of many items from its collections not publicly exhibited before.
Many of these artifacts — photographs, paintings, and documents — present historical mysteries still to be solved. The historical society is welcoming the public into this rich collection of materials to contribute their own stories, knowledge, photographs, and other sources to create a richer, more diverse history of the San Francisco Bay.”