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Society of California Pioneers

101 Montgomery St, Suite 150, San Francisco, CA 94129

Established in 1850, the Society of California Pioneers is dedicated to "the study and enjoyment of California art, history, and culture." The Society operates a public museum and research library in Pioneer Hall on the historic Main Post in the Presidio of San Francisco, near the Golden Gate Bridge. Pioneer Hall features rotating exhibitions of art and artifacts amassed since 1850. The Alice Phelan Sullivan Research Library, which houses a large portion of The Society’s collections, is open to the public by appointment, allowing researchers and historians access to The Society’s privately held repository of rare primary source materials. The Society continues to be a membership organization, "open to descendants of pioneers who arrived in California prior to January 1, 1850."

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