Our Opening Exhibition

Pioneer Hall at the Presidio opens with an exhibition of rarely seen treasures from The Society of California Pioneers’ vaults, amassed over the organization’s 165-year history. Photographs, paintings, decorative objects and rare manuscripts recall and illuminate the diverse experience of those who came before us.

Free Admission, Saturday, October 4, 10-5

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Established in 1850, The Society of California Pioneers collects, maintains and exhibits California art and artifacts from the early years of statehood.  Founded by individuals arriving in California before 1850, The Society has continuously served the academic community and public as a nonprofit organization under the leadership of several generations who are the direct descendants of its first members.

The Society offers free museum education programs for school-aged children and families, as well as public tours and events. Pioneer Hall features rotating exhibitions of art and artifacts drawn from The Society’s unique collections amassed over the last century and a half. The Alice Phelan Sullivan Research Library allows researchers and historians access to this privately held repository of rare books, photographs, maps and manuscripts.

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