About Us

The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society is the common thread that binds San Francisco's past, present and future. SFMHS  fulfills its mission of preserving Bay Area history through a broad spectrum of programs and special events, such as history walks, the Barbary Coast Trail and Standing Ovations - its annual celebration of San Francisco culture.

The Society produces two publications: The Argonaut, a beautiful journal featuring photographs and in-depth reviews of our city's history; and Panorama, a quarterly newsletter for members that features upcoming programs and events including those of other Bay Area historical groups.

SFMHS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Tax ID 68-0104888) dedicated to the preservation, interpretation, and presentation of the rich historical heritage of San Francisco and the Bay Area.