California Historical Society

“Revelations 2,” a 1965 photo by Kelly Hart, pictures nude dancers at Berkeley’s Open Theater, clothed only by light. (Courtesy Kelly Hart/California Historical Society)

‘On the Road’ captures Summer of Love spirit

While’s there no shortage of 50th anniversary Summer of Love celebrations in…

 

Trucks at San Francisco Civic Center bringing wine back to retail shelves and restaurants mark the end of Prohibition in December 1933, a scenario covered in the film by Carla De Luca Worfolk. (Courtesy California Historical Society)

Documentary illustrates how vintners survived Prohibition

The unique stories of America’s wine families and leaders come to light…

 

The Old Mint is located at Fifth and Mission streets. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

California Historical Society will lead effort to restore SF’s Old Mint

Restoration of the Old U.S. Mint in San Francisco’s South of Market…

 

Rhys Alvarado/Special to the S.F. Examinerhris Wright of Elixir To Go makes drinks for attendees at the California Historical Society's "Historic Libations

California Historical Society pays tribute to SF's cocktail legacy

In today's age of advanced drinking and complicated cocktail recipes, it's nice…

Rhys Alvarado/Special to the S.F. Examinerhris Wright of Elixir To Go makes drinks for attendees at the California Historical Society's "Historic Libations
Courtesy PhotoThis anonymous photo is one of many archival images on view in “See Beauty in this Life” at the California Historical Society.

California Historical Society showcases fantastic farm photos of state agriculture

Significant, profitable and divisive, California’s agricultural industry is powerful. That reality is…

Courtesy PhotoThis anonymous photo is one of many archival images on view in “See Beauty in this Life” at the California Historical Society.