On the weekend of March 2 and 3, 2019, the Old Mint will become a pop-up museum of San Francisco history featuring more than 75 exhibitors at the San Francisco History Days at the Old Mint. Join community historians, archivists, genealogists, archaeologists, researchers, educators, reenactors, and other history enthusiasts for a free Community Open House at this historic site. Past history weekends at the Old Mint have brought together dozens of organizations to celebrate and tell the City’s unique history, and have attracted several thousand participants.
This event is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.
Sunday March 3rd, 11:45 A.M.: End of the Line: The Closure of the Barbary Coast
and the Birth of the Sex Workers’ Rights Movement
Speakers: Ivy Anderson and Devon Angus
The authors of Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute will talk about the anti-vice crusades of San Francisco’s post-earthquake Progressive Era and the resistance it faced from sex workers, journalists, and activists.