UPCOMING EVENTS AND LECTURES
Sea Music Festival
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park has now announced the performers for this year's Sea Music Festival. It's a great lineup of singers, instrumentalists and dancers, including a reunion of all the chantey sing rangers who have led it since its inception as a Park program in 1981!
This beloved annual event takes place Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 9:30am-5:00pm on two stages on Hyde Street Pier, and onboard the historic vessels Balclutha and Eureka.
For the list of performers and brief descriptions, Click here
For more Information call 415-447-5000
New Exhibit at the Maritime Museum to Celebrate 225th Anniversary of U.S. Customs Service
The National U.S. Customs Museum Foundation is proud to announce the opening of its first historical exhibit, celebrating the 225th Anniversary of the creation of the U.S. Customs Service. The exhibit opens on July 30, 2014, and runs through the end of December.
Hosted in the National Park Service's Sala Burton Building at 900 Beach Street, the exhibit highlights the rich history of the U.S. Customs Service from its inception in 1789 to the present. Using artifacts, images, graphics, and video, the exhibit brings to life the important roles Customs has played in the growth and development of the nation we know today.
Help us celebrate Customs' important story. Stay tuned for more information as it is released.
The park has a variety of ongoing exhibits that focus on the Asian American experience. Look for the Grace Quan at the small boat dock on Hyde Street Pier, an example of a small craft that was used by Chinese immigrants to catch shrimp in San Francisco Bay. Aboard the ship Balclutha, the "Chinatown' exhibit below deck provides an immersive experience into the living quarters of those who sailed to the Alaskan canneries. At the park Visitor Center, 499 Jefferson Street, at Hyde Street, exhibits bring to life stories of 19th century Chinese immigration.
Members' Alma Sails! Don't forget to RSVP for the Members' Sail to Tiburon!
We're excited to announce two Members' Alma sails! Back from dry dock, re-rigged, and ready to sail, members will have two opportunities to come aboard this Summer and Fall. Dates and RSVP information to be announced. If you aren't a member but still want the opportunity to sail on Alma, click here for schedules and pricing.
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13th Annual San Francisco Maritime Heritage awards Gala
Latitude with Attitude! A Salute to San Francisco's Waterfront
Saturday, October 4
Join us as our Gala 'launches' at the resplendent new SF Cruise Terminal Pier 27 on the waterfront. For more information call (415) 710-7332