Monday, March 14, 2011

Wednesday! March 16 @ CHS: An Evening with the Collection - Irish California

Wednesday March 16, 2011 – 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Irish California: An Evening with the California Historical Society Collection
$4 Suggested Donation. Free to CHS members
St. Patrick’s Day is near and historic ephemera and unique collections that offer a glimpse into the Irish experience in California will be on display at the California Historical Society for a special one-night event. Join us for a viewing of printed cards and programs, handbills and broadsides, pamphlets, sheet music, photographs, and original manuscript materials. Indulge in Irish themed treats, beer and wine while perusing the fantastic collection of Irish items from the California Historical Society’s permanent collection. This event continues the California Historical Society’s introduction of the California Ephemera Project which provides access to the finding aids of ephemera collections at California institutions.

The ephemera collections span from 1850 to the present, and contain advertisements, announcements, brochures, catalogs, menus, pamphlets, billheads, theater programs, clippings, bylaws, flyers, tickets, travel guides, and more. Collections represent California businesses, associations, schools, institutions, and clubs; events ranging from world's fairs and earthquakes to parades and protests; buildings and structures, including the construction of Bay Area bridges; and extensive biographical files on both well-known and little-known Californians. Space is limited. Please RSVP to 415.357.1848, ext. 229 or

California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
San Francisco
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