The Portola Festival of 1909:
A Party with a Purpose
The Portola Festival of 1909 was a grand celebration to declare that San Francisco had rebuilt and was ready for business and tourists after the 1906 earthquake and fire. On the 100th anniversary of this five day spectacle of parades and parties, this exhibition features photographs and artifacts from the festive event. An accompanying video highlights the participation of local and international Chinese and Japanese communities.