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America's First Suffrage March, August 27, 1908
America's First Suffrage March, August 27, 1908

Learn more about America's first suffrage march, co-led by Glen Park women! Click here.

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Glen Park Women & the First Suffrage March
Glen Park Women & the First Suffrage March

Click here to learn more about Glen Park resident Johanna Pinther and her role in the first suffrage march in America.

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Medallion_Turquoise St_Diamond Hts

This medallion, embedded in the sidewalk in front of several Diamond Heights homes constructed by Medallion Homes, encourages better living "electrically."

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America's First Suffrage March, August 27, 1908
America's First Suffrage March, August 27, 1908

Learn more about America's first suffrage march, co-led by Glen Park women! Click here.

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The GPNHP is proud to have been a Partner of the 2020 Women's Vote Centennial Task Force. The Task Force ended work on September 30, 2021. We remain a member of the National Women's History Alliance of organizations, committed to preserving women's histories. Learn More!

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Situated among the southern slopes of the San Francisco peninsular divide, the neighborhoods of Glen ParkSunnyside, the Fairmount Heights, and Diamond Heights, as well as the 70 acres of open space called Glen Canyon. Each have their own rich history, with some post-European ...

Researching the History of Your Home

Curious who may have built your home? Who else may have lived there before you? What may have been on you lot before the current residence was built? We have links to local resources that will help get your research started! Learn more!

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Early History

Immediately south of Twin Peaks and east of Mt. Davidson in San Francisco you'll find four additional peaks of the San Miguel Range: Red Rock Hill, Gold Mine Hill, Fairmount Hill (the latter also includes Billy Goat Hill), and Martha Hill. On each is situated several neighborhoods, each with its own rich history and unique legacy.

Documenting Oral Histories

Oral histories are an important tool for documenting our neighborhoods' legacies. The Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project, using tools and tips offered by the California Conference of Historical Societies, has developed a roadmap for performing this essential type of historic research. Learn More!

Our Fiscal Sponsorship with IAM

The GPNHP is fiscally sponsored by Independent Arts & Media (IAM), a California non-profit corporation. Learn more about the benefits for the GPNHP and our supporters!

First Suffrage March in the United States

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Glen Park Women!

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America's First Suffrage March & the San Francisco Women Who Led It! 

Virtually presented at the San Francisco Public Library,

August 27, 2020, the 112th anniversary of the march. 

The presentation focuses on San Francisco's local suffrage activities, the activities of the California Equal Suffrage Association leading up to the march, and the women's leadership during a public health crisis. 

 

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Emboldened Women: The Suffragists of San Francisco's Glen Park and Their Role in America's First Suffrage March

Virtually presented at the California Historical Society on May 11, 2020, their very first digital public program!

This presentation takes a broader look at the history of women's suffrage in the United States and California and provides reasons why we believe this event does represent America's first march for suffrage!

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Approves Resolution Recognizing America's First Suffrage March, Co-Led by Glen Park Women!

In partnership with the Office of San Francisco Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu (now San Francisco City Administrator) and her staff, the GPNHP is proud to announce that what we believe is America's first suffrage march was approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on August 25, 2020! Read the approved resolution!

Glen Park resident Johanna Pinther played a major role in what we believe is the first march for women's suffrage in the United States in 1908. The Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project is the first to identify Johanna as a Glen Park resident, and apparently the first to describe this historic event in detail.

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Upcoming Events

More live events coming soon! Please check back for updates.

Archived Events

Color Line or Color Blind? San Francisco Suffragists’ Battle for Inclusivity

Virtual Presentation by Evelyn Rose, Director, GPNHP, at the

San Francisco Public Library, Thursday, August 26, 2021. View the recording posted by the San Francisco Public Library on Zoom! 

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Mrs. Abby Fisher, Freed Woman of Color, Cookbook Author, & Culinary Entrepreneur: What We Now Know

Virtual Presentation by Evelyn Rose 

Director, GPNHP

For Black History Month, SF Public Library

Wed, February 24, 2021.

View the recording on the San Francisco Public Library YouTube Channel!

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Virtual History Walk!

Part 1 - A Trestle Ran Through it: Early Days in Glen Park Village

Recorded May 30, 2020. View Now!

Virtual History Walk!

Part 2 - A Trestle Ran Through it: Early Days in Glen Park Village

Recorded May 30, 2020. View Now!

GPNHP's First Virtual Meeting: Red Rock Hill Design Competition for Diamond Heights; Origins of the Name for Islais Creek

Recorded April 25, 2020. View Now!

Next GPNHP Meetings and Special Events!

Like you, the Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project is following shelter-in-place orders to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19. We look forward to returning to our live events as soon as safely possible. In the meantime, please keep checking back for announcements of new virtual programs! 

History Walks by GPNHP  Historians!

No in-person walks are scheduled at this time.

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