Along with more than 75 other organizations, and for the third year in a row, Acción Latina will be a presenter in San Francisco History Days at The Old Mint 2016. Our exhibition this year will feature political posters from our archives that document the city’s solidarity with the United Farmworkers Union (UFW) Movement during the 1970s.
About San Francisco History Days
Used only occasionally for special private events,The Old Mint will come alive with stories of the City’s unique past as over 75 organizations offer pop-up museums throughout the building and vaults from 11 AM–5 PM on Saturday, March 5, and from 11 AM–4 PM on Sunday, March 6. Join community historians, archivists, genealogists, archaeologists, researchers, educators, re-enactors, authors of history, filmmakers, and other history enthusiasts for this weekend showcase.
Highlights of the weekend include presentations by local historians such as uncovering the mystery of the origin of your house with tips on researching its past, how to understand Victorian architecture, peeks into collections of rare and newly digitized photos and film footage, the role of community archives, and tips for organizing your personal archives. Transit aficionados can learn more about historic power houses and car barns as well as about historic ships used during the height of the maritime era. Experts discuss treasures such as the Rincon Annex and Coit Tower murals, the Golden Gate International Exposition, as well as the visual histories of San Francisco’s neighborhoods.
Find out more at San Francisco History Days