*Hands on History

Performing Arts in San Francisco History
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An experience that brings San Francisco performing arts history to your fingertips!

Join us in a close-up show-and-tell with San Francisco history through original manuscripts, newspapers, and photographs which document the city's performing arts. A special highlight will be broadsides of Joseph Rowe's 19th century circus, and the San Francisco Mime Troupe.

This exclusive program takes place within the San Francisco History Center and is limited to 30 participants. The behind-the-scenes event is led by our knowledgeable archivists, who will guide the tour of documents with anecdotes and San Francisco trivia while guests hold San Francisco’s treasured documents. Photography is welcomed and encouraged during the program.

Pre-registration is requested, with limited space for walk-ins. 

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Main Library, San Francisco History Center, 1:00-2:30 PM.

One City One Book is San Francisco's citywide book club.
In 2016, we're reading Beautiful Chaos - A Life in the Theater by Carey Perloff.
Find out more at: One City One Book.

*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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