San Francisco History Days at the Old Mint

Saturday, March 2, 11 AM–5 PM
Sunday, March 3, 11 AM–4 PM
This event is FREE and open to the public
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Travel back in time to 1874 as The Old Mint reopens its doors for “San Francisco History Days." Watch historic films and footage! Listen to speakers tell stories of San Francisco history! See your favorite personalities from the past come alive with over sixty local history organizations acting as your personal tour guides to the City’s unique past. Local historians, archivists, genealogists, archaeologists, researchers, educators, and reenacts are ready to take you back to the days when there's gold in them thar hills and the locomotive was king. 

Based on previous events at the Old Mint, San Francisco History Days began in 2016, organized by a collective composed of historians from Bay Area organizations, the Office of the Mayor, and the current tenants of the Old Mint and event underwriter, Non Plus Ultra. Its aim is to celebrate and share the history of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Participating Organizations

Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum

November Fire

Oakland Heritage Alliance

Pacifica Historical Society

Pardee Historical Home Museum

Planet Drum Foundation

Point Reyes National Seashore

Potrero Hill Archives Project

The Presidio Trust: Heritage Programs

Presidio Historical Association

Public Knowledge: Take Part

The Rock Poster Society

San Bruno Mountain Watch

San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society

The San Francisco Bay Area Post Card Club

San Francisco Black Film Festival

The San Francisco Cable Car Museum

San Francisco City Guides

San Francisco Civil War Round Table

The San Francisco Ghost Sign Mapping Project

San Francisco Heritage

The San Francisco Historic Preservation Fund Committee

The San Francisco Historical Society

San Francisco History Association

San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library

San Francisco Maritime National Park Association

The San Francisco Tour Guide Guild


SFMTA Photo Archive

San Francisco Neon

Shaping San Francisco/

The Solano County Historical Society

SOMA Pilipinas

South San Francisco Historical Society

South San Francisco Public Library History Room

St. Mary’s Park Improvement Club

The Swanton Pacific Railroad Society

The Tenderloin Museum


Time Machine Tours

Treasure Island Museum

UCSF Library Archives and Special Collections

United Irish Cultural Center

The United States Mint, San Francisco Facility

USS Hornet – Sea, Air and Space Museum

The Victorian Alliance

Visitacion Valley History Project

Wells Fargo History Museum, San Francisco

Western Neighborhoods Project

The Western Railway Museum

World War One Historical Association

10th Cavalry, Company G, Buffalo Soldiers of Northern California

Acción Latina

Actions Past

The Alameda Museum

Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation

Arion Press, the Grabhorn Institute, M&H Type

The Art Deco Society of California

Bernal Heights History Project

Bethlehem Shipyard Museum

Bikes to Books

Bill Doggett Productions

The California Genealogical Society and Library

The California Historical Society

The California Indian Museum and Cultural Center

California Preservation Foundation

California Revealed

Calle 24 Latino Cultural District

The Chinese Historical Society of America

Colma Historical Association

Compton’s Transgender Historical District

The Conservatory of Flowers

The Emperor Norton Legacy League

The Emperor’s Bridge Campaign

The Environmental Design Archives

The Filipino American National Historical Society

Fremont Museum Group (10 institutions)

The French Mutual Benevolent Society

Friends of Civil War Alcatraz

Ghost Tour San Francisco

GLBT Historical Society

Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project

Golden Gate National Recreation Area (National Park Service)

Guardians of the City Museum and Memorial

Haight Street Art Center

Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Yerba Buena Lodge No. 15

The Institute for Historical Study

Internet Archive

Irish-American Crossroads

Labor Archives and Research Center, San Francisco State University


The Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District

The Living New Deal

Marines’ Memorial Foundation

Market Street Railway

The Mechanics’ Institute

Museum of Craft and Design

Museum of Performance + Design

The National Japanese American Historical Society

Native Sons of the Golden West

Nature in the City

Neighborhood Newspapers of San Francisco