Home » History, Lectures & Workshops

SF History Night: “Home Front SF During WWII” | Noe Valley

Every Last Tuesday
Dang! This event has already taken place.
>> Want to see our Top Picks for this week instead?
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 for non-members; free for SFHA members

St. Philip’s Church | 725 Diamond Street, San Francisco, CA

Event Details

SF History Night | Pacific Heights

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.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
SF History Night | Pacific Heights

Please note, their presentations are usually on the last Tuesday of the month; this is an exception. This event takes place on Feb. 21, 2017 , and not on Feb. 28,2017 as was originally listed.

Certain watershed events in San Francisco history, like the Gold Rush of 1849 and the Earthquake and Fire in 1906, profoundly changed the city. World War II was another one of those pivotal events: Hundreds of thousands of military personnel passed through en route to the war in the Pacific, while thousands of civilians arrived to work in war-related industries in the Bay Area.

Local civil defense involved everyone in protecting the home front, including rationing, salvaging, and volunteering to win the war effort. Suspicions of espionage fueled by war hysteria resulted in the detention of some German and Italian residents and the denial of civil rights to all persons of Japanese ancestry.

In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War II, John Freeman will examine the profound changes to the civilian population of the city. He is a native San Franciscan who is teaching a course on this topic at the The Fromm Institute For Lifelong Learning in the winter quarter.

Doors open at 7 pm with refreshments and a S.F. historical book sale; presentation begins at 7:30 pm sharp. There is a $5 admission for nonmembers.

Limited parking in schoolyard (entrance on Elizabeth St.), but additional parking is available on surrounding streets. Muni: 24-Divisadero and 48-Quintara stop at Castro and 24th streets; 35-Eureka stops at Diamond and 24th streets.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: $5*
*$5 for non-members; free for SFHA members
Categories: History, Lectures & Workshops
Address: 725 Diamond Street, San Francisco, CA