SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Next weekend, a first of its kind expo will be showcasing the history of San Francisco.

More than two dozen historical societies and associations will be coming together for the first ever San Francisco History Expo.

“There will be historical films and historical photographs. Each of the entities is going to bring in artifacts, books that members have written and published about different parts of San Francisco,” said Kurt Nystrom with the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society. “There’s going to be art exhibits, we’re going to have paintings.”

KCBS’ Melissa Culross Reports:

Participating organizations include the Presidio Historical Association, the San Francisco Media Archive, Visitacion Valley History Project and California History Society, just to name a few.

“Everybody’s going to have a mini-museum in the different rooms of the Mint,” said Nystrom. “And it’s to bring together all these incredible resources that exist, but probably most of the public don’t know exist.”

The public will also be able to record their own personal histories, which then will be archived on the internet.

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