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.

Exhibition: Through January 8, 2010 Main Library, 6th Floor, San Francisco History Center 100 Larkin Street (at Grove)

Related Program: Historian John Freeman will discuss and shows image from the San Francisco's Portola Festival of 1909 on the 100th anniversary of this city-wide celebration. Thursday, Oct. 22, 6-7:45 p.m., Main Library, Lower Level, Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room B

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