SF History Live: Philanthropic Ladies of San Francisco with Steve Johnson
Tuesday, November 14th, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM PST
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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. In-person attendees should arrive by 6:00PM (to not interrupt the live broadcast). There are several parking garages with ample parking close to the venue.
Many ladies have shown their love of the city by leaving legacies which we continue to enjoy today. This talk will focus on Lotta Crabtree, Lillie Coit, Alma Spreckles, and Friedel Klussman, all of whom enriched the city in many ways by their activism and endowments. Join us as veteran speaker, teacher, and historian Steve Johnson provides insights into some of San Francisco’s leading philanthropic women.
Steve Johnson received his degree in U.S. History from San Francisco State College (now University) and was a teacher for 35 years. He has been a Park Service volunteer for 20 years, giving historical walks on Alcatraz and at the Presidio. He is on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Tour Guide Guild and the Pacifica Historical Society, and does historical walks of Chinatown, North Beach, and Fisherman’s Wharf.
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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