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Upcoming Events


Check here for updates about the Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project and community activities: 

... And Some of That Started Here! Glen Park

Saturday, April 20, 2024

12:00 pm to 2:30 pm

The San Francisco civic pride campaign, It All Starts Here SF, highlights the foundational tenets of our city and how "San Francisco has a deep history of inclusion, innovation, tragedy and resilience and we always come back." Join Evelyn Rose, historian of the Glen Park district and founder of the Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project, to rediscover our connections with some historic San Francisco “firsts” throughout the district and adjacent open space. From the first dynamite factory in America personally licensed by inventor Alfred Nobel to the first high-altitude flight in a fixed-wing flying machine, a resident who led the first official march for women's suffrage in the United States, plus other interesting revelations along the way. You'll be surprised at the remarkable histories Glen Park harbors!

Please RSVP to

Route is approximately 2 miles long and includes some stairs, inclines, asphalt, and uneven trails. Rain and high winds will postpone the walk. Attendees who RSVP will receive an email confirming the meeting place. The walk is sponsored by Shaping San Francisco. Shaping San Francisco is fiscally sponsored by Independent Arts & Media, a California non-profit corporation.

Cowbells in the Spring: Histories of Fairmount Heights

Saturday, May 18, 2024

9:00 am to 11:30 am

Frequently considered part of Glen Park, Fairmount Heights was initially founded as the Pacific Railroad Homestead Association during the Civil War. Join historian Evelyn Rose, founder of the Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project ( to retrace the forgotten rural homesteads, rediscover the origins of both the names and routes of Chenery, Arlington, and other streets in the district, ponder whether the mother of California civil rights, Mary Ellen Pleasant, ever resided on Laidley Street, cogitate over how the district has a link to an iconic 1960s television show, and imagine the days when Southern Pacific trains made their way along the edge of the neighborhood.

Please RSVP to at SF Heritage (scroll down to the Reserve Your Spot button).

Distance: 2.0 miles. Level: Moderately strenuous, primarily downhill. Rain postpones the event.


Fee: $20 – all proceeds benefit SF HeritageStarting point for the tour will be shared in your reservation receipt email.

Flying Like a Bird: Daniel J. Maloney, Aeronaut

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Doors open at 6:30pm; Presentation at 7:00 pm

Meeting of the San Francisco History Association 

Sherith Israel

2266 California Street (at Webster)

San Francisco, CA

And, virtually (for SFHA members) via Zoom

The civic pride campaign, “IT ALL STARTS HERE - SF,” celebrates San Francisco’s “deep history of inclusion, innovation, tragedy and resilience” and how “we always come back.” Did you know that the Glen Park District is the origin of some of what started in San Francisco? Join Glen Park historian Evelyn Rose, founder of the Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project, as she tells the story of one of those remarkable events.

In 1905, an example of this would be 26-year-old Daniel John Maloney of San Francisco. Maloney, a resident of  Fairmount in the Glen Park district, began his career as an aeronaut in 1899 at a popular entertainment venue just south of San Francisco’s Twin Peaks called Glen Park and the Mission Zoo. He later became the test aeronaut for aviation pioneer John J. Montgomery of Santa Clara College. Montgomery, who had already made history by being the first to soar in a fixed-wing craft 20 years before the Wright Brothers’ famous flight, continued to pursue the secrets of flight throughout his life. Together, Maloney and Montgomery would make history by achieving high-altitude flight with control and equilibrium.

$10 admission for nonmembers, live presentation only.
Members will receive Zoom links automatically each month.

Purchase or renew your SFHA membership here

Paid parking at CPMC on Webster, one block
away, plus a limited amount of street parking.
Muni: 1, 2, 3, 22, or 24.

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