Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Museum of the City of San Francisco

  • San Francisco, CA
  • www.sfhistory.org

Mission Statement

The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society (SFMHS) is dedicated to celebrating, preserving, and nurturing the diverse cultural  heritage of San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Main Programs

  1. San Francisco History Programs
  2. Barbary Coast Trail
  3. The Mint Project
Service Areas

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California

San Francisco, the Greater Bay Area  and Northern California

ruling year

2002

Principal Officer since 2006

Self-reported

Mr. Erik C. Christoffersen

Keywords

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San Francisco, history, museum, education, exhibits, Mint Project, Old Mint, Barbary Coast Trail

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Also Known As

San Francisco Museum and Historical Society

EIN

68-0104888

 Number

1313199495

Physical Address

785 MARKET STREET SUITE 600

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

History Museums (A54)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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SFMHS offers an array of programs and special activities, including evening presentations, history tours, publications and special
exhibitions that support our goal of becoming the common thread that
binds together San Francisco's past, present and future.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

San Francisco History Programs

SFMHS provides a broad spectrum of programs celebrating the rich culture and diversity of San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Our series of monthly evening
presentations investigate the history, diversity and unique characters of San
Francisco’s past. SFMHS presents ten public programs annually, often in
partnership with other cultural organizations. For each evening program offered, we also
coordinate a complementary walking tour or special activity that physically
connects participants to the historic or cultural fabric of the presentations.
These integrated programs provide San Francisco residents with opportunities
for in-depth explorations of the city’s history, attracting a diverse audience
of 100-400 people each month.

Public programs offered by SFMHS  create opportunities for collaboration in sharing the cultural heritage of
San Francisco with new audiences. In exploring diverse pockets of the city, the
SMHS has forged new partnerships with a wide variety of organizations.

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Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Adults

Budget

$43,500.00

Program 2

Barbary Coast Trail

The Barbary Coast Trail is
a 3.8-mile historic walking tour highlighting many of the most important
locations in San Francisco history. The walk visits the birthplace of the Gold
Rush, the oldest Asian temple in North America, the western terminus of the
Pony Express, and the largest collection of historic ships in the United
States. The trail is marked with a series of bronze medallions set in the
sidewalks to point the way and connects 20 historic sites. SFMHS offers guided
tours of a section of the trail once each month.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 3

The Mint Project

San Francisco is one of the
few major cities in the U.S. without a major institution dedicated to
its history and culture. The Mint Project will fill a gap in the city's
cultural landscape and give the Bay Area a truly innovative 21st
century learning center dedicated to its people, achievements and
global impact.

The Mint Project will create a new kind
of cultural attraction that integrates dynamic exhibits on the history
of the region with an interpretative visitor center and rotating
cultural retail from the region.
Our Vision...

Honor the Men and Women who made San Francisco and the Bay Area what it is today;

Build a new Educational Movement around the value and relevance of history in our daily lives;

Establish the Mint as a Gateway to the city and region providing an orientation to the Bay Area's rich cultural heritage;

Invite all to contribute and share their own perspectives and stories.

Where...
What
better place to house this major new concept than in one of the most
important National Historic Landmark buildings in downtown San
Francisco - the Old United States Mint.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$95,000,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

San Francisco, the Greater Bay Area  and Northern California

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SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM & HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Museum of the City of San Francisco

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Erik C. Christoffersen

BIO

SFMHS is led by Executive Director Erik Christoffersen. Erik has 20 years of experience in strategy, sales, and business development for IBM and several technology-oriented start-ups. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and sits on the boards of Summer Search, The Scandinavian School, and Xpiron.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Richardq S.E. Johns

Law Offices of Richard S.E. Johns

Term: 2007 -

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