[MGSA-L] FW: [SFANNOUNCEMENTS] The Greek Historical Society of the SF Bay Area to Participate in the San Francisco History Expo, March 3-4, 2012

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Thu Jan 12 13:42:08 PST 2012


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From: Jim Lucas [jim at LOUKAS.COM]
Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2012 11:38 AM
To: SFANNOUNCEMENTS at LISTSERV.GOARCH.ORG
Subject: [SFANNOUNCEMENTS] Save the Date!  The Greek Historical Society of the SF Bay Area to Participate in the San Francisco History Expo, March 3-4, 2012

Greek Historical Society of the SF Bay Area
245 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Save the Date!

On March 3-4, 2012,  the Greek Historical Society of the San Francisco Bay Area will be participating in the San Francisco History Expo.   This event, sponsored by the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society, is for San Francisco based historical organizations. The San Francisco Museum is based at 5th and Mission, the location of the Old Mint.   Last year’s event attracted thousands of visitors from all over the San Francisco Bay Area.  For event information, please visit www.sfhistoryexpo.com<http://www.sfhistoryexpo.com>.

This will be the first time an exhibit dedicated to San Francisco Greek History will be shown to bay area wide audience. Come and visit our mini-museum dedicated to the history of our community! Admission is free.

>From the San Francisco Museum:

A city is defined by its past as well as its present. San Francisco’s past is extraordinarily rich and varied, thanks to the influx of immigrants who came here, bringing their traditions to this new world. We are fortunate that today there are those who strive to preserve the past and the history of their neighborhoods through oral histories, artifacts and photographs. Showcasing this diversity was the premise behind the first SFMHS History Expo in February of 2011, attended by over 3500 visitors who spent hours visiting more than 25 mini-museums set up by local organizations.

The 2011 event was a tremendous success, so we are doing it again: Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4, at the Old Mint. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

The two-day event will once again feature mini-museums set up by participating organizations. In addition, there will be a special exhibition of 42 photographs called “Elegant Pit Stops,” a display of historic garages in the city. Returning for the second expo is historic artist Alan Zimmerman of Stockton whose large-scale oil-on-wood paintings of Gold Rush San Francisco drew admiring crowds.

In the vault area, historic films will be shown and special programs are scheduled both days. We also have it on good authority that Emperor Joshua Norton plans to make an appearance.
Questions?
Please email the historical society at sfghs at sanfranciscogreeks.com<mailto:sfghs at sanfranciscogreeks.com>.


GHSSF - The Greek Historical Society of the San Francisco Bay Area, based at Annunciation Cathedral in San Francisco,  is a California non-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation of Greek History & Culture within the San Francisco Bay Area. The society’s programs include the restoration and archival of historical memorabilia and the preservation of oral histories on DVD. The society actively works with sister organizations within the United States and Greece.  The society maintains an active Facebook page<http://www.facebook.com/messages/?action=read&tid=id.159856654123989#!/groups/347180332409/> and typically meets the second Saturday of the month at Annunciation Cathedral. Questions regarding the society should be sent via email to sfghs at sanfranciscogreeks.com<mailto:sfghs at sanfranciscogreeks.com>.


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