San Francisco History Days

Saturday Mar 03 2018 - Sunday Mar 04 2018  11:00 AM
San Francisco Mint (The Old Mint)  88 5th St, San Francisco, CA  map

On the weekend of March 3–4, the Old Mint becomes a pop-up museum of San Francisco history featuring more than 80 exhibitors. Join community historians, archivists, genealogists, archaeologists, researchers, educators, re-enactors, and other history enthusiasts—notably Heyday authors Ivy Anderson, Devon Angus, and Richard Schwartz—for a community open house at this historic site.

March 3, 11:00 a.m.—Ivy Anderson and Devon Angus, coauthors of Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute

March 4, 2:00 p.m.—Richard Schwartz, author of The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty: The Extraordinary Rise and Fall of Actor M. B. Curtis

Free and open to the public; more information here.

Richard SchwartzRichard Schwartz is a historian and the author of Eccentrics, Heroes, and Cutthroats of Old Berkeley; Earthquake Exodus, 1906; Berkeley 1900; and The Circle of Stones. An outdoor enthusiast and animal lover, he worked on a Pennsylvania Dutch farm before heading west to find higher mountains. He now lives in Berkeley, California, where he works as a building contractor and documents early Native American sites in the Bay Area. Visit his website at

Devon Angus is an artist, activist, and historian based in San Francisco. He composed and performed a conceptual folk operetta based on San Francisco history, The Ghosts of Barbary, throughout the Bay Area, Switzerland, and Italy. He organized and published a series of oral histories of immigrants in the Catskills region, and was the recipient of an arts grant through the New York State Council on the Arts for his show Songs and Stories of Old New York. Angus is currently pursuing a history M.A. at San Francisco State University.

Ivy Anderson is a San Francisco–based writer who focuses on issues of ecology and radical history. Her reportage on water management issues was published in Water Efficiency Magazine and and her poetry in Poecology. She holds a B.A. in environmental studies with a minor in geography, runs a community garden, and is on the board of a bookstore collective in San Francisco.