California Historical Society
California Historical Society

678 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Attractions: Arts, Science, Museum


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North Baker Research Library, museum galleries, and museum store. Thanks to generous funding provided by a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the California State Library, the North Baker Research Library has begun the second year of their project to catalog a large part of our Photography Collections. Expanded library hours, instituted in February 2002, will continue: the library is open and free to the public from noon to 4:30pm, Wednesday through Saturday. see: Doing Research Beginning September 3, 2003 the Library is open Wednesday though Friday, from noon to 4:30pm. Serving over 4,500 people a year, the North Baker Research Library provides an extensive collection of manuscripts, maps, posters, printed ephemera, books, and pamphlets. The CHS Photography Collection contains over 500,000 images including works by Eadweard Muybridge and Ansel Adams. The Education Department offers regular lectures, family programs, booksignings, and school programs. The CHS Fine Arts Collections encompass roughly 5,000 works of art reflecting all aspects of California History. Over 4,500 dedicated members belong to the Society. CHS keeps an active exhibition schedule, and publishes California History, a quarterly journal.

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