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SF History Live: 50 Years of Collecting San Francisco's History with Ron Henggeler
Tuesday from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM PDT
Location details are private and will be sent along with your ticket purchase.
Details to view the event are private and will be sent along with your ticket purchase.
A ticket is required to attend the event for both the live stream broadcast and the in-person audience located at the San Francisco Historical Society museum. There are several parking garages with ample parking close to the venue.
For nearly half a century, Ron Henggeler has been collecting rare artifacts in San Francisco and around the Bay Area. His presentation will showcase photographs of relics from Ron’s vast collection, and the locations where the items were found. Items to be discussed include bottles and porcelain shards from the Gold Rush found near the Transamerica Pyramid; glass from the Sutro Baths; artifacts from the Collis Huntington mansion on Nob Hill; and debris from the landfill of the long-gone Mission Bay.
Several rare artifacts will be on display during the evening!
Ron has lived in San Francisco for 49 years. In December 2020 he retired after waiting tables for 24 years at the Big 4 Restaurant in the Huntington Hotel. Not only was he the senior waiter at this iconic establishment, he was also their florist, holiday decorator, in-house historian, and on-call photographer.
The San Francisco Historical Society exists to uncover, preserve, and present, in engaging ways, the colorful and diverse history of our city from its earliest days to the present. We do this through our publications, Panorama and The Argonaut; in-person and virtual walking tours; monthly history presentations; numerous educational programs for young people, and through our free museum.
Our museum exhibits feature intriguing artifacts and stories from San Francisco’s history. The museum is located at 608 Commercial Street in downtown San Francisco, on the site of the first branch mint in the West.
The San Francisco Historical Society was founded by renowned San Francisco historian Charles Fracchia in 1988. In 2006 the administration of Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr. granted the stewardship of the Old Mint at Fifth and Mission Streets to SFHS. That stewardship lasted for ten years. In 2019 SFHS moved into its permanent home, the site of the first Branch Mint in the West at 608 Commercial Street in the heart of San Francisco’s historic core. The SFHS Museum is the new center for administration, exhibits, presentations, and educational programs, and is also available as a venue for events.
The San Francisco Historical Society is a registered 503(c) nonprofit with tax id#68-010488.
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