SF Museum & Historical Society
Last month at the Old Mint on Fifth and Mission streets, guests gathered in support this 1870’s-era building and its historic marble halls.
Billed as, Sip Some Wine & Walk Through Time the reception was also a benefit for the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
“The Mint is included on our list of the 11 Most Endangered Places,” explained Anthea Hartig, Western Region Director for the Trust. “We want to spread the word and engage people about the need to preserve our cultural heritage.”
Dispelling the gloom of June, July is a-sizzle with artistic events which will set even the most slothful-summer soul soaring.
Rockin’ On at Backstage Pass
First up? The Old Mint opens its doors (again) tonight (July 16) for a special, limited re-engagement of the exhibition, Backstage Pass: A Sweeping History of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
The party beat is filled with rock stars. And last week at The Old Mint, the joint was jumping with these empyreal personages. Both literal and metaphorical.
In honoring innovators of the '60s-era San Francisco Sound, The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society got its groove on at the annual Standing Ovations event which pays tribute to individuals whose work forged our city’s unique cultural scene.