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Mechanics' Institute Evening Tour
New, long-time, and prospective members are invited to tour the Mechanics' Institute

Friday, November 8, 2024 - 5:00 pm

The Mechanics' Institute of San Francisco was founded in 1854 with four books and a mission to start an organization to serve the vocational and social needs of the city’s mechanics, artisans, and industrialists. Within a few years the Institute was offering classes in mechanical drawing, industrial design, electrical science, and applied mathematics. They had started a chess club and had acquired a magnificent library that slaked San Francisco’s voracious appetite for technical and pleasurable reading material.

Today the Mechanics’ Institute continues as a historical landmark and membership organization boasting a fantastic general-interest library, an active cultural event calendar, and a world renowned chess club. It is a favorite of avid readers, writers, downtown employees, students, film lovers, chess players, and 21st Century individuals in search of a place for literary pursuits, thinking, research, and study.

If you are a new, long-time, or prospective member the tour of the Institute will orient you to our building, include an overview of our history and mission, and outline our current services and the benefits of membership.

Stay for CinemaLit at 6:00 pm! Refreshments will be for sale at the bar.

This event will be held onsite at Mechanics' Institute, 57 Post St., San Francisco.

 

Activities

Admission: 
Free
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Location: 
4th Floor Meeting Room
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