The Future of the Old Mint
A recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle gives the impression that SFMHS’s stewardship of the Old Mint will soon end. In fact, no authoritative decision on the issue has been made. While SFMHS did receive a letter from a City official indicating that the City was exploring a new development partner, only a vote of the Board of Supervisors can determine who that development partner will be. Read more...
New Upcoming Activities
Workshop: Rescue, Reclaim, Renew
Learn techniques you can use to rescue, reclaim and renew anything from a picture frame to a piece of furniture at this workshop conducted by Anne Skougard on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Read more…
Bring Your Treasures to An Appraisal Affaire
Victorian Alliance Awards $14,500 Grant to SFMHS
Our heartfelt to the Victorian Alliance for their recent award to SFMHS. Their generous grant will be used to repaint the Office of the Assistant Treasurer and the Office of the Mint, the two grand “counting” or “receiving” rooms located on the Main Floor of the Old Mint. Following in the footsteps of the 1970’s restoration, the color scheme will match the palette that were used in the 1870s, when the building was new. Often described as the most opulent rooms in the building, the Victorian Alliance’s thoughtful grant will allow visitors to the Old Mint to get a sense of these rooms as they were in the 1870s.
“San Francisco Bay” Map
We pleased to announce the availability of prints of new hand–drawn, hand–lettered fine art map entitled “San Francisco Bay.”
This creative map, designed by Xplorer Maps of Missoula, MT, takes you on a journey through time with stunning illustrated graphics and rich historical excerpts of the iconic architecture, renowned culture, historic neighborhoods and unique marine life of the region.
Intended to pay homage to the early cartographers, all Xplorer Maps are hand-drawn and lettered illustrations crafted by internationally renowned artist Chris Robitaille using his antique, old-world style. Exquisitely detailed elements commonly featured in antique maps can be found hidden throughout the artwork providing a timeless appeal for the resident and visitor alike to enjoy.
The map may be purchased online directly from Xplorer Maps. A limited number of copies are available for $25 (plus shipping & handling and applicable sales tax) by calling (415) 537-1105 x 100.
San Francisco Museum - A Work In Progress
The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society is undertaking the restoration of San Francisco's landmark Old Mint to house the future San Francisco Museum at the Mint. The Society is currently raising funds for the second phase of the project. Once the funding is in place, construction will begin, culminating in the grand opening of the Museum in three to five years. You can learn more about the project at the San Francisco Museum website.
Events At A Glance
Please note: Many events at the Old Mint are hosted by third parties. Unless such events are specifically sponsored by the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society, FlipSide, or San Francisco Museum at the Mint, please direct questions or comments to the event organizers. Thank you!